After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.
At least a half-dozen crashes were reported across the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning after heavy rains moved through the area just as traffic was firing up.
Months after the floods, one of the communities that saw some of the worst damage has a lot of cleanup and repairs to do. Heavy rain washed out major roads, triggered mudslides and flooded homes in the town of Blakeley, which is about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities.
After seven weeks of slow going on Lake Minnetonka, the emergency no-wake restrictions will end at midnight on Thursday. Last month’s heavy rain sent the lake to a record high, but it’s fallen nearly a foot since June 5, when the emergency high-water declaration went into effect.
We survived the polar vortex — now, the rain vortex? So far, April has poured 4.5 inches of rain in the metro. That’s nearly 2.2 inches above normal and there’s no sight of sunshine in the next couple of days.
Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high winds have pounded parts of southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a cooperative observer measured 2.5-inch hail near La Crosse Thursday.
A dozen vehicles had to be pulled from high water in Anoka Tuesday morning after a heavy rain swamped an underpass.
One area where the water’s really been on the rise is in Stearns County in central Minnesota. We don’t think of sandbagging as a summertime chore, but that’s what a number of cabin owners are being forced to do.
(AP & WCCO AM) Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday he’ll spend most of the day touring flood damage in Minnesota and talking with local officials. Once he’s done with his WCCO Radio show “Good […]
Strong winds and heavy rain pounded portions of the Twin Cities Friday morning.
Heavy rains caused street flooding in the Twin Cities during the night.