ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Sunday morning storms brought more than an inch of precipitation to the area and have caused some flash flooding in parts of Central Minnesota.
The National Weather Service estimates St. Cloud saw 1.63 inches of precipitation between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday. The storm caused flash flooding in parts of the St. Michael-Albertville area.
Sgt. Scott Halonen of the Wright County Sheriff's Office said street flooding was particularly bad at Barthel Industrial Drive and 54th Street in Albertville. Halonen said water was high enough that at least one vehicle was stranded in the middle of the street, and some basements in the area were flooded.
A handful of other areas were affected as well, though as the rain let up, the flooding peaked and eventually began to recede, according to Halonen.
"I think there were quite a few areas ... but they were kind of isolated spots where the water built up," he said. "It's gone down considerably since it peaked this morning. For the most part, it looks like -- now that it's stopped raining -- it's going to take care of itself."
Norwood-Young America in Carver County also suffered minor street flooding due to the rain, according to the weather service.
The service previously issued a flash flood watch which was rescinded at 10 a.m. Sunday. The watch covered a swath of Central Minnesota counties, including Benton, Sherburne and Stearns..
The National Weather Service forecasts an end to severe weather on Sunday, but the service also forecasts a chance of thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday.
According the Xcel Energy, less than 5,000 customers are still without power from a storm that struck the area Friday morning. Stearns Electric reported 286 customers were still without power after the storm, though the company hopes to have power restored to its customers by Sunday evening or early Monday.
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