National Weather Service Declares Flood Watch for South Metro

With the ground wet and more rain on the way, both Burnsville and Shakopee could be subject to flash flooding.

With another onslaught of spring storms approaching, the south metro could become a soggy mess.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a flood watch for central and eastern Minnesota, including Dakota, Scott, and Hennepin counties. Chaska, Shakopee and Burnsville were specifically mentioned in the alert. The forecast calls for thunderstorms through Tuesday, and rain through Wednesday night.

Much of the region already got two to four inches of rain over the weekend, with some areas receiving up to five. The ground is already saturated which puts the area at a heightened risk for flash flooding on smaller rivers, streams and creeks. The NWS warns drivers to be cautious as localized flooding along roadways is anticipated as well.

The flood watch was issued at 10:24 p.m. on Sunday. It will be in effect through Monday night.



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