Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An approaching storm system could dump as much as 6 inches of rain in parts of southeast Minnesota by Wednesday afternoon.

According to the latest information from the National Weather Service:

 “A busy stretch of weather is expected through Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Depression Cristobal track through the area, with heavy rainfall and flooding likely this afternoon into tonight with a few tornadoes possible. Expect windy conditions on Wednesday with areas of showers.”

The NWS says “Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected for all areas, with localized higher amounts of 6 inches or more likely in areas where thunderstorms persist for longer periods of time. The most likely area for higher rainfall amounts will be near and west of the Mississippi River.”

National Weather Service

The NWS has issued a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning for northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and much of western and central Wisconsin. 

The agency says flash flooding could develop rapidly and rock and mud slides could also occur in higher terrain. Those living along waterways are urged to pay very close attention to conditions.

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