Parts of Minnesota see month's worth of rain in 24 hours

- As of Tuesday morning, the Twin Cities metro has already received more than the average rainfall for the entire month of October in just the first three days of the month.

The metro had received 2.53 inches of rain as of 7 a.m., surpassing the average of 2.43 inches. 

The Twin Cities also set a daily record rainfall for Oct. 2 with 2.18 inches of rain recorded at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

In the north metro, the rain caused several boats and a dock to become unmoored in the Mississippi River. Authorities were still trying to corral the items on Tuesday morning.

St. Cloud received a month’s worth in 24 hours, the NWS reported. As of 9:00 a.m., the area had received 2.52 inches of rain, surpassing the average of 2.49 inches for October.

The rain is expected to move out this afternoon, but could return Thursday into Saturday.

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