1-2" Rain Tonight, Shot at 3" South/East of St. Paul
November 11, 2015 — 12:08pm
Old Fashioned Soaker. The latest 12z guidance (NAM model) prints out 1-2" of rain tonight for most of the metro, a chance of 2.5 to 3.5" just south and east of St. Paul, from Rosemount and Eagan to Stillwater. I could see some minor flash flooding issues late tonight and for the morning commute on Thursday, even through the ground is far from frozen. Throw in 30 mph winds early tomorrow and you have all the ingredients for a foul Thursday. Loop: AerisWeather.
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32F felt pretty good yesterday - imagine how good 40F will feel the next few days. Assuming we burn away the ice fog and low stratus layer, it could feel a little more like mid-November than mid-December into next week, as a Pacific breeze kicks in. A brown Christmas this year for much of Minnesota? It sure looks like it.
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