Flash flood watch in place for multiple cities after heavy overnight rainfall

A flash flood watch is in place after some heavy rainfall fell overnight across south and central Minnesota, which caused some spot flooding, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

The flooding is likely to lead to road closures in counties southwest of the Twin Cities Sunday morning.

According to Yuhas, the radar has estimated that about 7 to 10 inches of rain have fallen in Sibley County. Also, the National Weather Service said that over 8 inches of rain was measured around Mankato and Fairfax, with a wide swath of 6 inches stretching from Renville to Waseca counties.

Landslides may have occurred in spots between Mankato and Henderson along the Minnesota River, said Yuhas.

KSTP’s severe weather guide

The flash flood watch will be until noon on Sunday in Scott and Dakota counties, which include Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake, Savage, New Prague in Scott County and Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights and Hastings in Dakota County.

Flash flooding of rivers and roads is possible in the flash flood watch area with little or no warning, said Yuhas.

The Twin Cities only had about 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, but another 1 to 3 inches could fall before the thunderstorms end by 3 p.m. Sunday.