Soggy ground + more storms = flood watch

It's already been a wet week. But there's more moisture on the way. Another batch of big storms is headed in late Tuesday to an already-soaked eastern Minnesota.
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The National Weather Service's weather summary includes such troubling phrases as "several rounds of thunderstorms" and "torrential rainfall."

Six inches of new rain are possible in parts of eastern Minnesota. That's not what you like to hear where the soil is already saturated. Like it is in Welch.

And in Cannon Falls, where flood cleanup is on hold now that the river is going back up.

Here's the Weather Service's lowdown on the flash flood watches that cover just about all of central and eastern Minnesota.

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