The National Weather Service is reminding homeowners and property owners to check downspouts, gutters and sump pits as a front with the potential for torrential rain is heading toward Minnesota, and could easily set single-day records for rainfall here.
The NWS in Chanhassen is predicting 2 to 3 inches of rain for the Wright County area by evening time on Wednesday, giving the area nearly a month’s worth of August rainfall in the span of a about 24 hours. Flash flood watches are almost assured Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, forecasters said.
Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP is saying be ready for more than that, however. Meteorologist Sam Ryan posted models today showing more rain in the end of the seven-day forecast, with high probability of an inch or two more Saturday night and into Sunday, giving the area up to 4 inches of rain within the week.
Use today to get any yard work done, check gutters and sump; heavy rain will be moving in tomorrow followed by another…
Posted by KSTP-TV on Monday, August 17, 2015
That’s not great news for football fans, as the St. Michael-Albertville Knights kick off the football season against the Moorhead Spuds in Albertville at 6 p.m. Saturday.