Slight Chance of Severe Storms as More Rain Falls

Updated: 08/18/2014 7:55 PM
Created: 08/17/2014 7:34 PM
By: Megan Matthews

Some heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities Monday night. Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says the severe weather threat is diminishing as a line of storms west of the Twin Cities moves in.

Around 6 p.m., a thunderstorm moved through the north metro bringing heavy downpours and some lightning strikes, but the storm was not severe. The storms will move out of the Twin Cities later Monday night. Dave says to bring an umbrella with you if you're heading out anywhere just in case.

A complete shift in the weather pattern happened this weekend, and we have suddenly gone from too little rain to too much rain in some areas.

The sudden surplus in water comes after a stretch of eight consecutive days with barely a drop of rain.

Torrential rainfall brought about 6.7 inches of rain near just south of Hastings and north of Cannon Falls on Sunday. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highways 20 and 50 just north of Cannon Falls were underwater Sunday, and part of Highway 20 was closed between County Road 29 and Highway 50 for a few hours due to flooding.

Miesville, Minnesota, saw about 7.5 inches of rain, and law enforcement officials say some of the roads were underwater. In western Minnesota, flooding was reported in Clara City, where 4-8 inches of rain fell in parts.

A funnel cloud was also spotted near Windom around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. There were no concerns because the funnel clouds were weak and were not expected to touch down, the NWS said.

Dave says the rest of the week will stay a bit unsettled with scattered showers and thunderstorms expected each day, including Thursday, which is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair.

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Flooding in Clara City, in western Minnesota.
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Flooding in Clara City, in western Minnesota.
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Flooding in Meisville in Dakota County.
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Funnel cloud spotted in Windom, in western Minnesota.
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