Some parts of southern Minnesota were saturated with up to eight inches of rain from storms into early Wednesday. Flash flood warnings have been issued for Blue Earth and Nicollet counties. Mudslides also hit a stretch of Hwy. 169 between Mankato and St. Peter. Officials closed that stretch of the road for a time after it was covered with four to five inches of mud. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tim Boyer, communications supervisor at the State Patrol in Mankato.