Heavy rain on Sunday may cause flooding in portions of the eastern Dakotas,
much of Minnesota and northern Iowa. A clash of air masses will be the culprit
for all this rain. Warm, moist air being shoved northward will collide with
cool Canadian air draining southward from Ontario. When this happens, the warm,
moist air is forced to rise, form clouds, and drop some of its moisture in the
form of rain.
Obviously, this portion of the country has seen more than its share of
flooding problems this year, and this particular scenario of heavy rain is not
needed. If you live in or are visiting this area, please keep tuned to the
various media outlets that AccuWeather can be reached for updates on this
dangerous weather situation.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Mark Paquette.