THUNDERSTORMS...WITH POTENTIAL RAINFALL RATES AS HIGH AS 2 INCHES PER HOUR OR GREATER...ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG A COLD FRONT THIS EVENING ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA. AS THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY SLOWS LATER THIS EVENING...AND A SURFACE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST ALONG IT...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND BEHIND THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY. THIS IS SIMILAR TO LAST WEEKS SYSTEM THAT DROPPED LOCALLY TWO TO FIVE INCHES ACROSS A BROAD AREA OF SOUTHWEST...TO EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE SWOLLEN DUE TO THE PAST HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT...AND ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL RUNOFF QUICKLY...AND CREATE FLOODING. DEPENDING ON THE LOCAL TERRAIN... FLOOD PRONE OR URBAN AREAS...SOME OF THE FLOODING COULD DEVELOP INTO FLASH FLOODING...WHICH IS RAPIDLY RISING WATER IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS BEFORE THE SYSTEM MOVES OFF TO THE EAST ON MONDAY...COULD RANGE FROM ONE INCH...TO LOCALLY THREE OR FOUR INCHES...IF SOME OF THE STORMS MOVE OVER THE SAME AREAS.
Today was dry, but it came with temps in the 90s and a blistering sun. Yesterday was another Saturday washout. Hopefully I'll have some garden pictures for you after tomorrow, but I don't know. I just haven't been able to get much done since the front flower bed went in. It's just been to soggy. The good news is if we can make it through tomorrow morning the rest of the week looks excellent for gardening.