More Downpours - Flash Flood Watch Extended into Monday Afternoon
June 1, 2014 — 12:14pm
A Fickle Front. More heavy showers and embedded T-storms are pushing across the MSP metro area, and conditions remain ripe for locally heavy rain into tonight, more "training" storms forming along this very slow-moving frontal boundary. A Flash Flood Warning is posted for south central Minnesota, where 1-3" amounts have been observed just this morning. People living in flood-prone regions should stay alert. Doppler radar image above from noon, Sunday.
Flash Flood Watch. NOAA has extended the Flood Watch for the southern half of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, thru Monday morning. With saturated soil and more potentially heavy rain in the forecast conditions remain ripe for more flooding of streets, streams and basements.
River Flood Potential. NOAA has outlined the area where significant river flooding is possible, even likely thru the end of the week.
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