Storms bring heavy rain and wind to Twin Cities, more storms expected overnight
(FOX 9) - Storms that pushed through the Twin Cities on Sunday and into Monday left residents flooded out and some without power. Afternoon storms in the southern part of Minnesota had residents seeking shelter as the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings.
It was all part of a tumultuous few days of weather for Minnesota that started with high temps and blazing sun on Saturday but, early Sunday morning, winds reached sustained speeds of 35 MPH for parts of the greater metro as stormy weather swept through. Viewers reported extremely dark clouds, power outages, and heavy winds in areas like Montrose, Fridley, Eagan and more.
"It started with a couple of drops, and in a matter of minutes it was just a torrential downpour," said Tony Valentino, who was caught in the rain.
Our crews encountered damage including fallen tree branches, flooded streets, and downed power lines after the afternoon storms.
The bad news: It's not over. The forecast calls for more storms into early Monday morning. With more rain to follow on Monday and for the week ahead.
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