July 23, 2016; 7:33 PM ET
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Sunshine and humid
Cloudy and humid; a late-night thunderstorm
Rises at 6:03 AM with 14:38 of sunlight, then sets at 8:41 PM
Rises at 4:50 AM with 14:55 of moolight, then sets at 7:45 PM
After a hot and humid week that had Minnesota feeling like the Amazon Rain Forest, Mother nature wrung out that moisture in a series of Saturday storms. The rain started early on Saturday morning, and for most places continued into the afternoon. In a slow, mainly west to east movement, the rain followed a warm front , and like a squeegee across your windshield, squeezed out some impressive rain totals.
The biggest swath of rain fell across central Minnesota, including the northern metro. However, a few robust cells fed lawns across the southern metro as well.
When it was all said and done, parts of Minnesota picked up over 5 inches of rain.