UNDATED (WJON News) -- Several counties in east central Minnesota have been put in a Flood Watch for Monday night by the National Weather Services.  This includes Sherburne County.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Clusters of thunderstorms are expected to develop later Monday afternoon and evening along a front, roughly oriented along the Mississippi River.

Confidence is increasing multiple rounds are possible, which could lead to greater than 3 inches in spots through Monday evening.

Given the recent excessive rainfall and current flooding, any additional rain could lead to flash flooding.

A very unstable, though strongly capped environment will be in place Monday.

That capping may prevent storms from developing, but if storms develop, they will do so in an environment that will support significant severe weather.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says the biggest concern for severe weather is the threat for widespread destructive damaging winds.

In addition to severe weather, brief heavy downpours are expected as well, but storms are expected to be moving fast enough to limit the flash flooding threat.

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Another period of active weather is expected Thursday afternoon through Friday night. Severe weather and localized flash flooding will be possible once again.


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