Update: 9:30 am. Doppler Radar out of the Twin Cities shows a large smudge of moderate/heavy rain tracking northeastward across central Minnesota. This weakening MCS, or "meso-convective system" is moving slowly, dropping significant rain in its wake. Some .50 to .75" amounts are possible, a badly needed soaking for farms across central Minnesota. It looks like the heaviest rains may stay north of the Twin Cities, now in a moderate/severe drought. The environment remains ripe for isolated severe storms later today. The greatest risk: between 3 and 7 pm. Stay alert and check in often for possible watches and warnings.