Flash Flood Watch as Region Gets Drenched, More to Come

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(New Ulm, MN) – A flash flood watch is in effect this afternoon (Saturday) for much of south central Minnesota.

The National Weather Service says slow moving thunderstorms will develop through the afternoon and evening as a storm system slowly moves eastward across the Minnesota and Iowa border.  NWS says the storms could drop as much as 2 to 4 inches per hour.

The flash flood watch is in effect until 1:00am Sunday for Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele, Waseca and Watonwan.

The heavy rains and wet roads may have played a role in a couple of crashes today in Mankato.

Few details are yet available, but they both happened on Highway 14, one in the eastbound lanes, the other going westbound.

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