UPDATED: Heavy rain and some wind roared through the Twin Cities Thursday, knocking out power in northwestern suburbs and dropping small hail on communities around the Twin Cities.
According to radar, a strong band of storms built up over Central Minnesota early this morning and made its way from west to east. Several areas reported more than 2 inches of rain, with almost 3 inches falling near Big Lake, up in Sherburne County.
About .20 inches fell on Inver Grove, giving local lawns a much-needed shot of moisture.
The good news? Behind it is a mass of cool, dry air which should bring fall back to the region just in time for the weekend. Temps Friday and Saturday should hit the mid-60s, with lows in the mid-40s. The high for Sunday and Monday is right around 70, with continued dry air.