Since the beginning of September, at the Rochester International Airport, 0.83" of rainfall has been recorded. 0.82" of that came Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The entire area picked up between 0.25" and 1.25" of rain, a welcome sight for everyone.
There's no question it's been insanely dry lately. In fact, since July 1st, we are short more than six inches of rainfall compared to normal.
There's signs that much needed rainfall is again lined up and is keep coming our way. A couple of chances for rain are ahead, for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and again Wednesday night thru Thursday. These two events combined may bring 0.50" to 1.25" of rainfall back to SE Minnesota and northern Iowa. The majority of it falling with the latter event.
But wait, there's more! (It's been a long time since we could say that about rain)
The 6-10 day outlook for precipitation from the Climate Prediction Center shows Above Average rainfall is expected.
Troughing developing in this timeframe over the western part of the United States looks to bring the rather active stretch our way.
STORM TRACKER 6 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST