Weather update: More rain, thunderstorms overnight


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.

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