Rain Finally Falls In SE Minnesota: Now A Severe Weather Threat
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester received its first rain of the month early Thursday as two lines of showers and thundershowers moved across southeast Minnesota.
It wasn’t much, with only 4-hundredths of an inch recorded at St Marys Hospital.
But the city’s official weather station near the airport did not report any rain. That means as far as official numbers are concerned, the city’s month-long drought continues. But it may end Thursday afternoon as there is a 50/50 chance of rain - along with the threat of severe weather.
The National Weather Service says
“ The potential for severe thunderstorms has increased for tonight, from approximately 5 pm through midnight. The greatest threat for severe storms and heavy rainfall will exist south of Interstate 90, but a severe storm or two will be possible further north. Main hazards will include large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. A tornado or two is also possible, mainly south of I-90. Monitor the forecast closely today and adjust evening outdoor plans as necessary.”
There will also be a chance of rain on Father's Day.
News update: Early morning house fire near Lake Zumbro.