The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, but those residing in the western part of the Twin Cities could testify to an almost certainty for rain, as wind and heavy rainfall slammed into the metro around 10 a.m. Thursday.
Mendota Heights got a few sprinkles – and then some – as about .15 inches fell on the community. Showers returned Thursday evening.
According to radar, a strong band of storms built up over Central Minnesota early this morning and was making its way from west to east.
The good news? Behind it is a mass of cool, dry air which should bring fall back to the region just in time for the weekend. Temps Friday and Saturday should hit the mid-60s, with lows in the mid-40s. The high for Sunday and Monday is right around 70, with continued dry air.