MN Receives Rain 26 Mar 12

The past week brought some much-needed rain to moisture-starved Minnesota. Some parts of the state got a good drenching, but not enough to ease the long dry spell. Climatologist Pete Boulay says we’re still under a drought across Minnesota and continue to need the moisture here. Boulay says those high dew points can lead to severe weather if they collide with colder air, such as Sunday night when a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area. Minnesota recorded its first tornado of the season last week when an EF-0 touched down in the Lake Elysian area. No one was hurt.