Severe weather risk increasing for Monday night

Published 3:43 pm Monday, June 24, 2024

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There is an increased risk of severe weather and floods from storms later today across east and central Minnesota.

According to the National Weather Service, threats include damaging winds and flooding through the night. Large hail and a few tornadoes are also possible with the initial storms that develop late afternoon and early evening.

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The weather agency states saturated ground will make it easier for trees to topple, especially with severe level winds, which could lead to increased potential for a power outage.

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There is a slight risk of excessive rain and flash flooding with the portions of southeastern Minnesota that have been hardest hit with heavy rain and flooding in the last week likely to see more thunderstorms, bringing at least 1 to 2 inches per hour.

A flash flood watch is in effect through tonight.