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Area counties in flash flood watch

Published 2:25pm Monday, June 16, 2014

A flash flood watch is in effect for Freeborn County starting this afternoon and continuing through Tuesday morning as severe weather moves through area.

The National Weather Service states numerous showers and thunderstorms could bring between 1 to 3 inches of rain, leading to rapid rises of rivers and streams.

Blue Earth, Faribault, Steele and Waseca counties are included in the watch.

The storms could bring severe weather, including large hail, straight line winds and tornadoes, according to the Weather Service.

Waves of showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue from Tuesday through Friday.