A hard rain's gonna fall: More heavy weather yet to come


After a one-two (three?) punch of severe weather across Minnesota and the surrounding region, forecasts call for more rain, possible flash flooding and potential severe storms Saturday night well into Sunday morning.

According to the Pioneer Press, the Twin Cities metro area is under a flash flood watch until 10 a.m. Sunday. Thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage overnight and could bring one to two inches of rain per hour, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service tells the paper.

The National Weather Service has a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, as well as a flash flood watch in a line from Staples to the Twin Cities to Fairmont.

As of 11:40 p.m. Saturday, the NWS said showers were popping up all over the region, but no clear rain area yet. Still, overnight, there is a real threat of severe thunderstorms and hail and wind throughout the five-state area.

KARE 11 forecasts "scattered thunderstorms Sunday especially in the morning. Heavy downpours and gusty winds are possible. Look for thunderstorms to redevelop through the afternoon. A slight risk of severe weather exists with hail and wind being the main threats."

The NWS also says a similar pattern develops Monday into Tuesday with more heavy rain again into Thursday.

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