MORTON (KMHL) – Cleanup is underway this morning after storms and torrential rain brought damage and flooding to southern Minnesota late Sunday night.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain rumbled across southern Minnesota last night and into this morning. Parts of Redwood County saw nearly 6 inches of rain – the rain caused a mudslide on Highway 19 between Morton and Franklin, as a result the stretch of State Highway 19 between the two communities was closed for a while this morning.
However, MnDOT says the highway has been reopened.
In parts of south central Minnesota, wind was the bigger problem. According to the National Weather Service, trees and power lines were knocked down in Glencoe, Arlington and Lester Prairie. That damage was from a storm that moved through the region around 11:30 Sunday night.
There is another shot for severe weather across the region today. The Storm Prediction Center says there’s a slight risk of severe weather across most of southern Minnesota today.
Showers and thunderstorms will persist this morning, but the main threat for severe weather and flash flooding develops later this afternoon and into tonight. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and localized areas of flash flooding.#mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/JWSpldz20t
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) July 1, 2019