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Richfield, Twin Cities Under Flash Flood Watch

More than two inches of rain is expected between Wednesday and Friday.

Richfield is looking to get wet in the coming days as the National Weather Service is predicting more than two inches of rain to fall across the Twin Cities and parts west. As a result, the NWS has issued a flash flood watch for the Twin Cities, including Hennepin County, and central Minnesota.

According to the NWS:

"Showers and thunderstorms will continue to expand today. Widespread rain is expected tonight with a swath of heavy rain across Minnesota. Looking ahead, a frontal boundary will stall out across the area, which will allow the active weather to continue across the region through the weekend."

The weather statement goes on to read:

A COLD FRONT THAT WAS DRAPED OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST INTO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES AND CENTRAL PLAINS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP ALONG AND EAST OF THE FRONT... ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON ARE LIKELY TO VARY FROM TWO TO THREE INCHES IN THE WATCH AREA WITH A FEW LOCATIONS EXCEEDING OVER THREE INCHES.

The watch goes into effect at 7 p.m. tonight and will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Caitlin Burgess May 24, 2012 at 06:48 PM
If anyone is worried about flooding, no need at this point. I got this from Wood Lake Nature Center Director Karen Shragg: the residents that need to worry are the shorebirds, ducks should be fine, but I think their nests got flooded out the last go around..... our trails take a beating and they will flood long before the neighbors need to worry. They are on higher ground...We just got them all repaired for the last round. Oh well.

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