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Showers return Wednesday night

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After a nice quiet stretch of weather, active weather conditions will be back in the forecast for the rest of the week. We'll have several chances for showers and thunderstorms in the extended forecast.

Wednesday will start off pretty quiet with temperatures in the middle and lower 50s in the morning. Highs will warm into the middle 70s with partly sunny skies early in the afternoon. Clouds will begin to build through the day with increasing rain chances into the evening hours.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon with the bulk of the precipitation staying to the west of I-35 during the daytime hours. Widespread rainfall is likely during the overnight hours. Showers will linger into the early morning hours on Thursday. Drizzly conditions will be possible through Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall accumulations for SE Minnesota and NE Iowa are expected to be minor. Most areas will see around a tenth of an inch or less. Some spots west of I-35 could see up to a quarter of an inch of rain.

High temperatures will stay in the middle 70s Wednesday and Thursday. The heat and humidity will return by the weekend with highs back into the middle 80s and dew points returning to the middle 60s. With the humidity back in the forecast, thunderstorm chances return Saturday and Sunday. It's still a little early to know the severity for the weekend and we'll continue to keep an eye on those storm chances moving forward.

Nick Jansen

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