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StormTeam 3: Rain Chances Redistributed; Lower Rain Threat Today, Better Rain Through Next Week

It's a game of give and take

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 7:33 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2021 4:12 AM

We need rain, that's no secret. So from that perspective I have good news and bad news.

Bad news first: Rain chances today have gone down.

Good news: Rain chances through next week have gone up.

Let's talk about today first.

THURSDAY: PARTLY/MOSTLY CLOUDY, ISOLATED STORM CHANCE (SEVERE) IN THE AFTERNOON

A crowded atmosphere in the Midwest means there is a lot of moving parts and ironically more room for change. That is what we are seeing today. Storm systems to our south across central Iowa and to our Northeast in Wisconsin are impacting our instability for today. Because of how these have played out, our now only really decent chance for rain and storms today comes in the afternoon hours - and even this isn't a fantastic chance.

Isolated thunderstorms could pop up this afternoon between 2-9pm as a cold front approaches and stalls across our area and meets rising humidity. These thunderstorms could quickly turn strong if they occur - with hail, wind, and heavy rain the main threats. What is more certain is that if they do occur, they will not be widespread. This means that most of the area will NOT see decent rain today even though some might. It's not all bad news though, because there are still some more great chances for rain in the future.

FRIDAY: CALMER MORNING, STORMS RETURN IN THE AFTERNOON

The front that arrives today across the area will stall out completely to our south Friday morning, but it will likely surge again across our area Friday afternoon with scattered showers and storms. There is a low risk of severe weather here. Chance of rain is much better Friday in North Iowa than in Southern Minneosta.

SATURDAY: SHOWERS AND STORMS ON A SLIGHTLY COOLER DAY

Storms and showers continue into Saturday across most of the area. If there is a day that has the best odds of being a wash out, it's Saturday. High temps Saturday are cooler in the 70s.

ONWARDS: LINGERING RAIN AND STORMS WITH MORE HUMIDITY 

Humidity will remain relatively high through next week. This will fuel more sporadic chances for showers and storms through next week. That's great news for drought conditions!

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 611458

Reported Deaths: 7753
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1267881800
Ramsey53242911
Dakota47375477
Anoka43381465
Washington27752296
Stearns22721227
St. Louis18312319
Scott17735139
Wright16589153
Olmsted13557103
Sherburne1217196
Carver1077049
Clay830192
Rice8270111
Blue Earth772144
Crow Wing690599
Kandiyohi671785
Chisago628254
Otter Tail591787
Benton587198
Goodhue486474
Douglas479581
Mower478234
Winona465052
Itasca463368
Isanti446967
McLeod435461
Morrison428562
Beltrami411463
Nobles410650
Steele401619
Polk391172
Becker389657
Lyon365854
Carlton357158
Freeborn352634
Pine337923
Nicollet334645
Mille Lacs315556
Brown309040
Le Sueur300528
Todd288833
Cass288633
Meeker266644
Waseca241223
Martin237333
Roseau212421
Wabasha20843
Hubbard198841
Dodge19053
Renville184046
Redwood178641
Houston175916
Cottonwood168224
Wadena165223
Fillmore160010
Faribault157220
Chippewa154138
Pennington154120
Kanabec148028
Sibley147410
Aitkin139837
Watonwan13629
Rock129419
Jackson123112
Pipestone117226
Yellow Medicine115420
Pope11406
Swift107618
Murray107410
Koochiching96819
Stevens92611
Clearwater89417
Marshall89017
Lake84620
Wilkin84013
Lac qui Parle76122
Big Stone6094
Grant5958
Lincoln5863
Mahnomen5669
Norman5509
Kittson49122
Unassigned49193
Red Lake4037
Traverse3835
Lake of the Woods3494
Cook1740

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 376815

Reported Deaths: 6122
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk59215646
Linn21567342
Scott20530250
Black Hawk16850320
Woodbury15378230
Johnson1479586
Dubuque13627215
Dallas1150699
Pottawattamie11393177
Story1092548
Warren594392
Clinton565894
Cerro Gordo564898
Webster546397
Sioux520574
Muscatine4956106
Marshall493679
Des Moines481776
Jasper454273
Wapello4402124
Buena Vista432340
Plymouth405782
Lee396958
Marion372378
Henry301737
Jones301357
Bremer294663
Carroll287252
Boone273735
Crawford273541
Benton264255
Washington261051
Dickinson251145
Mahaska235151
Jackson225943
Kossuth222166
Clay217927
Tama213872
Delaware213343
Winneshiek201337
Buchanan197834
Page195722
Cedar194323
Hardin192544
Wright191240
Hamilton189251
Fayette188943
Harrison182873
Clayton173258
Butler169135
Madison168019
Floyd165242
Mills164724
Cherokee162238
Lyon161241
Poweshiek159836
Allamakee156452
Hancock154034
Iowa149124
Winnebago147031
Calhoun144813
Cass142155
Grundy139733
Emmet137341
Jefferson135535
Sac133320
Shelby132238
Louisa130749
Union129535
Franklin129223
Appanoose128749
Mitchell127343
Chickasaw126017
Humboldt126026
Guthrie125332
Palo Alto115224
Montgomery106938
Howard105522
Clarke102624
Monroe101533
Keokuk100432
Ida93735
Adair90132
Davis88525
Pocahontas87022
Monona86731
Greene80011
Osceola79517
Lucas78323
Worth7648
Taylor67112
Decatur6649
Fremont64910
Van Buren57318
Ringgold57124
Wayne56623
Audubon53613
Adams3504
Unassigned80
Rochester
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Hi: 83° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Mason City
Partly Cloudy
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Feels Like: 78°
Albert Lea
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 84° Lo: 71°
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Austin
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
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Charles City
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