More Heavy T-storms Capable of Flash Flooding Overnight
June 1, 2014 — 6:07pm
Sunday Night Soakers. NWS Doppler radar at 5:36 PM shows strong storms pushing into southwesternern Minnesota; the frontal boundary that pushed across the metro early this morning stalled over far southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, sparking 3-5" rains and a few confirmed tornadoes. Now it's doing a U-turn and heading north; T-storms possible in the metro afater 9 PM, with locally heavy rain overnight. Considering the ground is waterlogged, totally saturated from recent 3-6" rains (5-8" fell on western Stearns County) any additional rain will almost immediately run off into streets, streams and basements. If you live in a flood-prone area stay alert overnight.
Flash Flood Watch still in effect for most of Minnesota until Monday afternoon.
Here We Go Again. High-res visible satellite imagery from NOAA and WeatherTap shows a very sloppy frontal zone just to our south, strong T-storms flaring up along that boundary, pushing potentially heavy rain back into Minnesota. There's even a slight chance of an MCS (meso-convective system) forming overnight, capable of torrential rains and frequent lightning. The short-term flood risk is not over yet.
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