Possibility for Severe Storms Prompt Flood Watch for Rochester Area
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The possibility of 3-4 inches of rain for some areas has prompted the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Rochester and surrounding communities in southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa.
The Flood Watch begins at 10 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to end at 7 a.m. Sunday. The NWS's watch advisory says "flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible." It also warns the possibly heavy rains may flood rivers, creeks, streams and low-lying areas.
The Storm Prediction Center has also upped the likelihood of the area seeing severe weather Saturday and Sunday. The main hazards from the potentially severe thunderstorms are heavy, rain, damaging winds and isolated tornados.