As I mentioned yesterday, the Weather Service has been keeping an eye on the potential for heavy rain across the region on Friday. That potential still exists – and now the Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of the region, including the Twin Ports. Here are the details:
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN MINNESOTA...
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS...CENTRAL ST. LOUIS...NORTHERN
AITKIN...NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE...PINE...SOUTHERN
AITKIN...SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE AND SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE.
IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...BAYFIELD...BURNETT...DOUGLAS...
SAWYER AND WASHBURN.
* FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
* RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL COMBINED WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING COULD RESULT IN
FLOODING OF SMALL RIVERS...CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND AREA ROADS.
* FLOODING CREEKS AND STREAMS CAN WASH OUT ROADS AND
CULVERTS...AND CAN MOVE CARS IF THE WATER IS DEEP ENOUGH. IF YOU
LIVE IN OR ARE CAMPING IN LOW-LYING AREAS...BE ALERT TO HEAVY
RAINFALL AND RAPIDLY RISING WATER.
The Weather Service says 1- to 2-inch rain totals may be commonplace around the Northland starting late tonight and heading through Friday.
For more Northland weather information and observations, make a visit to
Observation Hill, the News Tribune's weather blog.