- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Wet weather stuck around in the Dakotas on Monday after a weekend of rainfall set records in both states and led to flash flooding that shut down roads in some areas.

A severe thunderstorm watch was posted Monday for southeastern South Dakota, where a couple of weeks of wet weather have led to severe flooding. The possibility of more showers was in the forecast throughout the week, including on the Fourth of July.

Minot in northern North Dakota got more than 2.6 inches of rain on Saturday, breaking a 62-year-old record for the date, according to the National Weather Service. Pierre in central South Dakota got more than 1.4 inches that day, also a record, and nearly all of that rain fell in just one hour, according to KCCR radio.

Water inundated some roads, including U.S Highway 83 in central North Dakota - a major north-south artery. Water receded from the northbound lanes Monday morning, but there was still water in the southbound lanes that slowed traffic, according to the state Transportation Department. Water also remained on sections of state Highway 256 south of Antler, in north central North Dakota.

The rain on Saturday also washed out a day of games at the McQuade charity softball tournament in Bismarck, which drew more than 450 teams from around the country. The annual event is billed as the largest nonprofit, one-weekend slow-pitch tournament in the country.

It was only the third time in 39 years that a day of the tournament was rained out, according to The Bismarck Tribune. Manager Mike Wolf told the newspaper and KXMB-TV that it was hard on everyone involved.

“We lost literally thousands of dollars (Saturday) in money. We lost money at the gate, in T-shirt sales and from the silent auctions. It’s a trickle-down effect,” Wolf said. “I have umpires who have driven hundreds of miles to get here and fans who have driven a long way.”

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