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Severe weather threat continues overnight; Sunday


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The severe weather risk continues through the overnight Saturday continuing through Sunday.  A persist ant area of low pressure in the Northern Plains continues to throw wave after wave of thunderstorms towards the region.

Thanks in part to a very warm and muggy airmass in place, storms that get going over the 48 hours will have the opportunity to become strong to severe producing large hail and damaging winds.  Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

The main threat with these storms will continue to be  large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rain.

1-3"of rain, if not higher amounts in spots have fallen across much of the area increasing a flash flood risk as any storm that does develop will have the likelihood of containing very heavy downpours.  Street flooding occurred earlier Saturday evening along West 5th and 6th streets in Winona.  The roads had to be closed for about an hour before reopening after the flood waters had receded.

Along with the flood threat, the heavy amounts of rain have made the soil loose and a non-severe thunderstorm wind gust could still bring down trees.

Stay weather aware and take note of any watches and warnings that may be issued.  You can download the KTTC Weather App for up to date watches and warnings.  Search KTTC in the APP store.


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