By Riley O'Connor

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Expect several rounds of rain starting Friday evening through the weekend, as waves of showers make their way through the state.

Rain will come up through the south and will hit the Twin Cities intermittently, bringing about 3/4 of-an-inch to an inch of rain over the next 48 hours.

There will be some isolated thunderstorms, but no severe weather.

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There is concern for flooding, especially in northern Minnesota. The Department of Natural resources encouraged people who hike on forest trails to stay cautious of flooding and damage due to the recent rain and snow melt.

“With ground conditions still frozen we’re finding several forest roads completely under water, and others with washouts and culvert failures,” said Matt Huseby, roads program coordinator for the DNR Forestry Division.

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday extended a peacetime emergency to authorize the Minnesota National Guard to continue with emergency flood measures around northwestern Minnesota.

NEXT WEEK

Temperatures stay on the cool side of average well into next week. Average daytime high temperatures for this time of year are generally in the low-to-mid 60s.

Riley O'Connor