Evening storm brings 1.73 inches of rain to Grand Forks

Strong winds, tornado warnings throughout region overnight.

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A stock photo of a rain gauge, the use of which was purchased from iStock images by the Grand Forks Herald. (Credit: schulzie)

A rainstorm on Monday, Aug. 9, broke a weekslong dry spell in Greater Grand Forks, bringing 1.73 inches of rain to the parched landscape.

The storm rolled in around 10 p.m. and came with lightning, thunder and strong winds.

The National Weather Service reported 1.6 inches of rain at its Grand Forks office and 1.73 inches at Grand Forks International Airport. A resident's rain gauge on the south end of Grand Forks showed just shy of an inch.

A tornado warning was issued for Grand Forks County, but the NWS has not confirmed a funnel touched down.

Today's WDAY forecast for Grand Forks calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of around 80 and a slight chance of showers.

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