Relief in sight? Wet weather ahoy, says NWS
Most of Minnesota is in desperate need of rain as drought plagues the state, and much-needed relief is on the way, the National Weather Service predicted Monday.
In the coming week, NWS says Minnesotans can expect multiple rounds of thunderstorms which could drop “several inches” of rain across parts of the upper Midwest. Storms will drift across Minnesota and Wisconsin Monday through Wednesday morning, with a few storms potentially becoming severe.
In the Mankato area, storms are possible Monday night, with rain appearing likely for Tuesday evening. Wednesday looks to be clear and sunny, but more rain chances are in the forecast that night and every day through Sunday.
In fact, wet weather is favored into September, says NWS, with above normal rainfall likely to start of month.
Moisture is critically needed in southern Minnesota, where most of Blue Earth County is in a severe drought, with the southwest corner suffering extreme drought. Nicollet, Brown, Waseca, and Watonwan counties are also experiencing severe to extreme drought,.