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National Weather Service: More Storms on the Way

A flash flood watch and hazardous weather outlook have been issued for Dakota County through Wednesday night.

Just what we need. More rain.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and flash flood watch through Wednesday night.

Up to six inches of rain could fall Tuesday and Wednesday, as a storm front is expected to stall over Minnesota, the weather service says.

Here is the text of the flash flood watch:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS ... IN MINNESOTA ... ANOKA ... CARVER ... CHISAGO ... DAKOTA ... GOODHUE ... HENNEPIN ... ISANTI ... KANABEC ... LESUEUR ... MCLEOD ... RAMSEY ... RICE ... SCOTT ... SHERBURNE ... SIBLEY ... WASHINGTON AND WRIGHT. IN WISCONSIN ... PIERCE ... POLK AND ST. CROIX.

• FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

• RAINFALL TOTALS OF THREE TO LOCALLY SIX INCHES ARE LIKELY BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

• FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. HEAVY RAINFALL IN SHORT PERIODS OF TIME FREQUENTLY CAUSE URBAN FLOODING AND CAN WASH OUT RURAL ROADS. ANY GROUND THAT IS SATURATED WILL ADD TO FLOODING POTENTIAL. IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING...THE HEAVY RAINS COULD ALSO RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS.

Here is a portion of the text of the hazardous weather outlook:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN....

• DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LIFTS OUT OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND ACROSS MINNESOTA. THESE STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE AND ALSO HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAIN AND AREAS OF FLOODING.

Click here for an updated forecast for Burnsville.

SUNDAY STORM

Burnsville quickly recovered from Sunday’s late-night storm, which dumped more than two inches of rain in the matter of a couple hours at the National Weather Service’s observation station at Airlake Airport in Lakeville.

The storm caused power outages that affected nearly 3,000 customers in Burnsville, mainly east of Interstate 35W and south of Highway 13. As of this afternoon, the power had restored.

Here is Patch's coverage of the storm from late Sunday and early Monday:

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Do you have any photos from Sunday night’s storm? Please send them to mfgarlitz@yahoo.com

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