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2+ inches of rain fall in Fargo-Moorhead, surrounding areas soaked too

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Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

FARGO - Rainy weather moved out of the Red River Valley this morning, leaving behind 1 to nearly 2.5 inches of precipitation in many areas and making room for sunshine today.

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Hector International Airport in Fargo picked up 2.11 inches of rain from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. today, while 2.24 inches fell across the river in Moorhead, the highest 24-hour total reported to the National Weather Service as of 7:45 a.m.

Cloudy conditions will be replaced by sunshine later today, but the high is only expected to reach 60 degrees, with a brisk northwest wind.

"It's going to be a chilly one," said Pete Speicher, meteorologist at the weather service office in Grand Forks.

Wednesday's forecast calls for sunny conditions with a high near 67 and an east-northeast wind of 3 to 6 mph. The rest of the week will bring more unsettled conditions, Speicher said.

Here's a look at other 24-hour rainfall totals.

North Dakota

- Devils Lake: 0.2 inch

- Half-mile south of Gilby: 2.05 inches

- Grand Forks airport: 1.58 inches

- 6 miles northeast of Hatton: 2.3 inches

- Havana: 1.3 inches

- New Rockford: 2.4 inches

Minnesota

- Argyle: 0.98 inch

- Baudette: 1.34 inches

- Bemidji: 1.51 inches

- Breckenridge: 0.88 inch

- Detroit Lakes: 0.93 inch

- Elbow Lake: 1.24 inches

- Fergus Falls: 0.49 inch

- Park Rapids: 1.18 inches

- Pelican Rapids: 1.26 inches

- Rothsay: 1.02 inches

- Thief River Falls: 1.07 inches

- Wadena: 0.52 inches

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