A flash flood warning was issued to our west in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Our area was in a flash flood watch.

A flash flood warning means flash flooding may be occurring and is a violent flood taking minutes to hours to develop. It is possible to be in a flash flood even if rain is not in the area, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It means flooding is possible.

Between 3AM and 6AM, there was a lot of rain with thunderstorms in the area, then it moved into Wisconsin.

Owatonna received more than 5 inches of rain, with winds sustained around 30 mph and gusts near 40 mph.

Ellendale received about 4 inches of rain.

Waseca had almost 4 inches of rain, with winds around 25 mph.

Winds were near 40 mph in Albert Lea and Austin. They received 2-2.5 inches of rain.

Faribault's rain amount was close to 2.5 inches, with winds near 30 mph.