A Soggy Week For Minnesota
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We survived the polar vortex — now, the rain vortex?
So far, April has poured 4.5 inches of rain in the metro. That’s nearly 2.2 inches above normal and there’s no sight of sunshine in the next couple of days.
“After a long winter I was really looking forward to some sun and some warmth and now we have neither,” Minneapolis resident John Kennedy said.
The Minnesota Twins got rained out Sunday. It’s the 10th rainout game at Target Field in the last four years, the second this year. Little leaguers may have to wait to play, too. Their fields will be rain-saturated for some time.
Many Minnesotans don’t plan on going outside much this week.
“I’m working so hopefully stay out of most of it,” Xavier Fritz-Semad, from Minneapolis, said.
With the heavy rain continuing into the work week, you’ll want to be prepared for a soggy commute.
“[The roads] have been pretty watery and bumpy as far as the potholes go,” Fritz-Semad said.
“Flooded or a ton of water, when you’re on the freeway it’s hard to see,” Michael Gazdecki, from Minneapolis, said.
Still, some say as long as it isn’t snow, they’re happy.
“This is definitely a lot better compared to the winter that we had,” Fritz-Semad said. “It’s a lot better.”
Still temperatures on Sunday were about twenty degrees below average for this time of year.
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