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During the June 26th and 27th time period, a series of thunderstorm complexes moved across the Devils Lake, Red River Valley and Minnesota Lakes Country. Excessive rainfalls were generally spotty, but even a little rainfall with the currently saturated soils is a bit much. Where the heavier rains fell, there have been rises on area rivers, creeks and streams. Generally speaking, the heaviest rainfalls were over the lower Devils Lake Basin, the west central Minnesota Lakes Country as well as east central and southeast North Dakota. RADAR estimates suggest over 3 inches of rain fell in a few locations, with observations indicating that 1.5 to 2.5 inches were common across the region.

The good news is the pattern appears to be slowly shifting to a warmer regime through much of this week. On balance the upcoming week looks like we'll experience less rainfall, but typical of summer there is always a threat at one time or another for rain.

For observations and forecasts of area rivers please visit the AHPS web page by clicking here.

Below is an image of 3 day rain totals from 7am Friday June 24th through 7am Monday June 27th.

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