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A rainstorm moved through the area Tuesday and dropped more than one-third of an inch of rain in Mitchell.

It was the latest in a string of recent storms that have soaked the city in nearly an inch and a half of rain since Saturday. There were no weather advisories in effect Tuesday for Mitchell, but areas farther south, including Yankton and Vermillion, were in a flash flood watch.

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Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said another shower was possible late Tuesday, but the weather is then expected to clear today. The forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 76 degrees.

But the break from the rainy weather could be short-lived, Adams said, because more thunderstorms are expected to move into the region Thursday, and even more is rain is possible Friday and Saturday.

At least one of the candidates in Tuesday's primary elections was disrupted by the stormy weather across much of the state. Mike Rounds, a candidate for U.S. Senate, began the day in Sioux Falls and was flying to Rapid City when a storm packing large hail prompted him to land in Pierre, the Associated Press reported.

Secretary of State Jason Gant said he was concerned by the weather and hopes it didn't hurt turnout, but he wanted people to be safe.

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