Flooding reported in some areas of the Northland

Following heavy rain overnight, the National Weather Service had a Flood Advisory in place for Pine County in Minnesota, and Douglas, Burnett and Washburn counties in Wisconsin through Monday afternoon. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, one area of concern is state Highway 48, between Hinckley, Minn. and Danbury, Wisconsin.

Additional rainfall is expected tonight and Tuesday, so the region could see the return of Watches and Warnings.

The MnDOT website shows there is flooding westbound, between Little Sand Cr Road and Cholletts Road as of noon. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area until at least noon on Tuesday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportion says drivers should also be alert on Highway 35 and State Highway 77.

Rain and storms overnight Sunday brought heavy rainfall totals. Between 1.5 and 3.5 inches of rain have fallen in the area. The higest amounts of over 3 inches of rain was reported in both Pine and Burnett counties overnight. View additional rainfall totals here.

Forecasters say as the runoff works through the rivers and streams, we can expect to see high water in small streams, normally dry creeks and ditches.

Floods account for the most thunderstorm related deaths per year, even more than tornadoes and lightning. There is a noticeable difference between a flood and a flash flood – mainly the speed at which impacts will happen and duration of impact.

If you see what over the roadway, it is safest to turn around and find another route. Additional information is available: What Should you do in a flood?

Flood safety information can be found at www.weather.gov/safety/flood.