Rochester Has Seen Over an Inch of Rain – Round Two is Coming
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southeastern Minnesota is enjoying a lull in the stormy weather that produced heavy rains overnight, but another round of storms is forecast to develop later in the day Saturday and continue into Sunday.
The unofficial rainfall total at the Rochester Airport from late last night through this morning is just over 1.1-inches with nearly all of that amount falling between 11 PM and Midnight on Friday. Wabasha reported 1.2-inches of rain, while 2 or more inches fell on sections of northern Iowa.
The National Weather Service says a warm-up Saturday afternoon could precede several more waves of thunderstorm activity this evening, overnight, and into Sunday morning. The forecast indicates those storms could deliver another inch or two of rain to southeastern Minnesota before the storm system moves out of the region on Sunday.
The movement of the low-pressure system to the east will pull down cooler arctic air into the region on Sunday, with the temperatures predicted to slide into the low 40’s during the afternoon. The forecast also calls for gusty northwest winds for much of the final day of the weekend.