Flooding Concerns Ending, For Now

Flooding Concerns Ending, For Now Click to Enlarge

(KNSI) – Despite rain and above freezing temperatures causing the deep snowpack to melt, St. Cloud has avoided the worst of the flooding.

Meteorologist Alli Keclik with the National Weather Service Forecast Center in Chanhassen spoke with KNSI News.

“Right now, in St. Cloud we haven’t received any reports of any river flooding however we’ve heard about some areas having minor road flooding.”

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported water over the road from the Interstate 94 exit ramp to County Highway 75.

There were water flowing over roads in Morrison, Crow Wing and Aitkin County.

In Kandiyohi County, some residents were getting sandbags.

There were reports of some residents in St. Cloud having water in their basements and other minor flooding.

Keclik says most of the flooding has been in small creek in southern Minnesota.

Around 1,000 people in a mobile home community in Jordan had to be evacuated Thursday night because of flooding.

Keclik says the good news is, the forecast calls for a slow melt.

“We’re looking dry through the next few days and temperatures will also be below normal and below freezing for St. Cloud so, that will help elevate more of the flood concerns.”

Temperatures are expected to get up to mid-40s by Wednesday and Thursday but still get below freezing at night.

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