Flood Watch in Southeastern Minnesota
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in Southeastern Minnesota, USA.
Warmer temperatures into midweek will create rapid snow melt, with periods of rain also expected. Run-off from melting snow and rainfall will bring rising water levels for many rivers and streams, with an increased risk of flooding.
Additionally, break up of ice on rivers may lead to ice jam formation, which could heighten the risk for flooding in localized areas.
Those residing near waterways should closely monitor conditions this week, and be prepared to take action if flooding develops.
The alert area covers Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha and Winona counties.
The alert remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening, 3/14/2019.