Streams will run high, dirty again into the “opener”

Radar picture showing moderate to occasionally heavy rain over southeast Minnesota and there is fairly consistent thunder within this round of rainfall.

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At this time there hasn’t been a noticeable change in stream/river levels on local gauges, but that’s likely going to change over the next 12-24 hours and continue through the week.

Here is a projection of liquid equivalent precipitation by the end of this week. Another 2-3″ of liquid equivalent is on the way. Hopefully less, possibly more.

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If there’s an upside, and I think there is, the frost is now out at the Olmsted County gauge, which I hope is a relatively good representation for much of southeast MN. There will be exceptions, of course, as there is likely still frost on the slopes and valley walls that were still holding snow through the last few days.

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We’re in for rain and drizzle today, then a bit of freezing rain/drizzle tonight through Wednesday, then sleet to snow late Wednesday through Thursday. Snowfall totals may exceed 3″ depending on when exactly the transition from a mix to snow takes place Thursday.

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