Updated: 05/24/2012 8:21 PM
Created: 05/24/2012 7:15 AM KSTC45.com | Print Story
By: Lauren Radomski
Heavy rain across the Twin Cities metro Thursday slowed the morning commute for drivers and left some homeowners cleaning out their basements.
KSTP.com Meteorologist Dave Dahl says three to six inches of rain were common across the metro, with the highest totals in the northwest suburbs.
Standing water closed sections of some highways and interstates during the morning commute, including Interstate 35 and Highway 169. MnDOT says a mudslide along westbound Interstate 694 in Arden Hills restricted travel to one lane at the peak of the morning rush.
The forecast for Friday looks nice, with highs in the low 70s. It should be dry most of the day, though thunderstorms may develop at night.
As for Memorial Day weekend, severe storms are possible Saturday, although there's a much greater chance of severe weather late Sunday.
Dahl is reminding drivers to never cross a flooded roadway because it's not always clear how deep the water is, and if the road has been washed away.
Most deaths in flash flood events are from people trying to drive on flooded roadways.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.