Flash Flood Watch for Twin Cities
As per the National Weather Service (NWS), a storm system is expected to bring up to 2 inches or more of rainfall across the Twin Cities from Wednesday through Friday. This has prompted the NWS to issue a flash flood watch in the Twin Cities. The hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the service for parts of Central Minnesota, East Minnesota and South Central Minnesota.
According to the NWS, rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue Thursday. Rain at the rate of a half-inch per hour could fall in some parts during the morning. Some areas could also experience damaging winds produced by a few thunderstorms.
Flash flood watch for much of Central Minnesota and portions of Southern Minnesota will remain in effect until Thursday.
The NWS predicts total two to three inches of rain is likely to fall today and tonight in the flash flood watch zone, with some parts getting more than three inches of rainfall. The watch covers cities of Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Mankato.
Some streets and underpasses could get flooded in urban areas. Motorists are advised not to drive through flooded roads.
The NWS expects additional rounds of thunderstorms during the weekend.