A slow moving weather system spinning into the Midwest from near Seattle will set up shop this week. As it moves into the area today, expect clouds to increase and rain to follow by tonight.
NOAA 3 day rainfall forecast highlights 2" to 3"+ rainfall in Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
The first rain bands should light up radars in Minnesota late this afternoon and this evening. It looks like Tuesday will be the wettest day this week with good soaking rains across much of southern Minnesota.
The surface low will track to near Kansas City by Tuesday afternoon. Minnesota will be on the cooler north side of the system. It looks like the heaviest rains may fall south into Iowa and along the I-90 corridor though Tuesday.
Forecast models lay out about hafl an inch of rain for the metro this week.
There may be some severe weather as far north as Iowa and the I-90 corridor Tuesday. Severe storms are rumbling through the Kansas City area Monday.
The rain will be a bonus by reducing fire danger and boosting the spring green up in the Upper Midwest. Keep the umbrella handy this week, and enjoy the pitter patter of spring rain on your rooftop.