Brandon Weatherz: Occasional storms capable of heavy rain continue

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Our Thursday begins with flooding concerns over portions of northern Minnesota that received several inches of rain overnight. Expect water levels on local creeks and rivers to rise. Additional heavy rain may lead to further flash flooding concerns through Friday night. Areas that have already received excessive rainfall will be especially vulnerable.

Isolated thunderstorms from an early morning round will remain possible, then showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread this afternoon. An area of low pressure develops over northern Minnesota this evening and very gradually makes its way to southern Minnesota by early Saturday morning. By Saturday, lingering rain showers should pose less of a heavy rain threat. A dry stretch begins Sunday and lasts through the start of next week.

Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies will be fairly consistent. Highs today return to mid and upper 70s. A cool lake breeze returns Friday and lingers through the weekend.

Today: Mostly cloudy with showers in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 76. SW wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 50%

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog possible. Low 60. S wind 2-8 mph. Chance of rain: 50%

Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 69. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 60%

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers in the morning. High 68. E wind 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 73. E wind 2-8 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 78. NW wind 2-8 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 75. E wind 2-8 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 75. N wind 5-10 mph.