MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A day after severe storms swept through central Minnesota, downing trees and knocking out power for thousands, severe weather rolled into southern Minnesota Monday morning.
The National Weather Service says a cluster of storms is tracking along the Interstate 90 corridor with the potential to produce heavy rain, frequent lightning, hail, and strong winds. Localized flooding is also a concern.
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) June 12, 2017
Around 10 a.m., severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties in extreme southwest Minnesota. The storms were moving at 30 mph and dropping golf-ball-sized hail.
The threat of severe weather Monday stretches across all of southern Minnesota, including cities such as Mankato and Rochester. Meteorologist Kylie Bearse says the system could produce tornadoes.
— Kylie Bearse (@KylieBearseWX) June 12, 2017
The Twin Cities metro is under a marginal risk for severe weather Monday evening. Thousands in the metro are still without power following Sunday morning’s intense, fast-moving storms.
Looking ahead, strong storms look to be in store for Tuesday evening as well. A line of severe weather is expected to wash over most of the state, with storms hitting the Twin Cities metro around midnight.