Thunderstorms and Localized Flooding Possible in SE MN
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The storm system responsible for the slick conditions on roadways across southern Minnesota Saturday morning could cause some flooding problems this weekend.
The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall throughout southeastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa by Sunday afternoon. The heaviest rain is expected tonight and forecasters say there could even be some thunderstorm activity overnight before the rain begins to taper off Sunday morning.
The run-off from the rain could raise water levels on streams and rivers, resulting in some minor localized flooding in the region. Forecasters say travelers should also be prepared to encounter some street flooding during periods of heavy rain.
The forecast also predicts the rain will shift over to snow with some freezing rain late Sunday night and into Monday. 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation is possible by Monday night.