Severe Weather Begins In NW Minn., Expected In Metro Overnight

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Another round of severe storms is expected to roll across central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro Tuesday night, bringing large hail, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

Here’s the latest information:

11:16 p.m.

Storms are continuing to fire off as they head east across the state, towards the Metro. Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Lincoln and Pipestone Counties until 11:45 p.m. Another warning is in effect, meanwhile, in Douglas County until 12:00 a.m. and another in Pope County until 12:15 a.m.

10:36 p.m.

Another severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 11:15 p.m. for Becker, Hubbard, Otter Tail and Wadena Counties.

10:01 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is now in place for most of central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, until 4 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place in Lincoln County until 11:00 p.m., as well.

9:46 p.m.

As the storms continue to move southwest, severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Grant and Otter Tail Counties until 10:45 p.m. You can track the storm on our radar and stay up to date with the latest weather alerts.

8:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service is issuing another tornado warning for Becker, Clay, Mahnomen and Norman Counties until 9:15 p.m.

8:04 p.m.

A tornado warning is now in effect for Pennington and Red Lake Counties until 8:30 p.m. with another warning in place for  Clay, Norman, and Polk Counties until 8:45 p.m. The storm system stretching across North Dakota and South Dakota is continuing to move east, expected to hit the Twin Cities area at around midnight.

7:48 p.m.

Storms are now starting to move further into Minnesota, with another tornado warning issued in Polk County until 8:45 p.m. This warning covers Thief River Falls and Saint Hilaire.

7:35 p.m.

A tornado warning is now in effect for Polk County until 8 p.m., as the storm cell moves out of North Dakota.

7:03 p.m.

The tornado warning in Polk County, Minnesota is now extended to 7:45 p.m., including the area around Tabor, Angus and Euclid.

Meanwhile, severe thunderstorm and tornado watches remain in effect for all of western Minnesota until late Tuesday night.

6:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service is now issuing a severe thunderstorm warning for Marshall and Polk Counties in northwest Minnesota until 7 p.m. as the storms continue to move into the state.

Another tornado warning is in effect for those same counties until 7 p.m., just over the border from North Dakota.

5:45 p.m.

The first of the storms are rolling into Minnesota, starting in the northwest as it’s expected to roll across the state overnight.

So far, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Marshall County, just over the border with North Dakota, until 6:15 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm warning for Marshall and Kitson Counties until 6:45 p.m.

9:54 a.m.

Another round of severe storms is expected to roll across central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro Tuesday night, bringing large hail, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

Meteorologist Kylie Bearse says the storms will flare up in the evening in western Minnesota and track east across the state. Around midnight, the storms are projected to rumble over the Twin Cities metro before moving south along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

The National Weather Service says most of central Minnesota, including the metro, is under an enhanced risk of severe weather. The primary threats are strong winds, with gusts up to 70 mph, and tennis-ball sized hail. Tornadoes are possible, but the threat is marginal.

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Heavy rains and flash flooding is also a concern. The National Weather Service says torrential downpours, producing 2 to 3 inches of rainfall, will be possible along narrow corridors in southcentral Minnesota, particularly in a line from Mankato down to Albert Lea.

The storm would be the second wave of severe weather this week. Sunday night brought large hail and two tornadoes to central Minnesota, causing damage to crops and buildings in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties.

Looking ahead, a cool-down is on the way for Thursday. After that, temperatures are expected to ramp up for the weekend, which is looking to be sunny and mostly dry.

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