The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for portions of southern Minnesota in effect through 1:00 am Sunday afternoon.

The Flood Watch includes Freeborn, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele, and Waseca Counties (+more).

Rounds of heavy rainfall could produce totals of 2 to 3 inches, with isolated totals up to 5 inches, leading to the possibility of flash flooding.

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Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Low-water crossings may be flooded.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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