Weather update: More rain, thunderstorms overnight

Author:
Updated:
Original:

High winds and heavy downpours hit much of southern and eastern Minnesota on Saturday, causing power outages and downing trees and power lines. A break in the weather in the evening is being followed by another round of heavy rain and storms that's expected throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

High wind warnings were in place Saturday until 3 p.m., when gusts reached 60 mph in some places. Those warnings were replaced by flash flood watches over a large swath of Minnesota and into western Wisconsin.

Xcel Energy reported more than 25,000 customers were without power in the east and west metro as of 10 p.m. Saturday, KSTP reports. You can see which areas are without power on Xcel's power outage map.

FOX 9 reports some boaters on Lake Minnetonka had to be rescued after the wind capsized several sailboats that were participating in a regatta on the lake Saturday morning. All the racers were safe, event officials said.

Takeoffs and landings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were put to a stop for a brief time around 2 p.m. Saturday because of the high winds. Flights are back on now, but airport officials say there are still some delays and cancellations because of the weather. They advise travelers to check with their airlines for status updates.

Next Up

alphaMPD

Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

police lights

Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 7.01.24 AM

Minneapolis will recover $100K in costs connected to 2019 Trump rally

The Target Center operator said it'll pay the costs over three years.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirms run for reelection

He has faced criticism over the city's response to George Floyd's death.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: How far away are the Vikings from playing championship weekend?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Related