Tornado Spotted South Of Albert Lea

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Parts of southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin experienced some incredible rainfall totals Monday. Also, a confirmed tornado was spotted south of Albert Lea.

Rochester averages 3.45 inches of rain for the entire month of September. The city almost doubled that Monday with just over 6 inches of rain.

Faribault got 5.28 inches of rain and Goodhue got 4.84 inches.

Over in Wisconsin, Eau Claire got over 5 inches of rain.

“Light rain continued into the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday,” meteorologist Matt Brickman said. “So, it’s going to take a while to dry out.”

Along with the heavy rain, parts of Minnesota experienced severe storms.

Just south of Albert Lea, there was a confirmed tornado sighted at 6:38 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service is expected to survey the area and rate the tornado Tuesday.

Related: Flash Flooding Threatens Parts Of Southeastern Minnesota

For Tuesday, the clouds and rain are expected to clear out with sunshine expected in the late afternoon. Low-70s expected for the next couple days with a slight warmup for the weekend.


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