Tornado Warnings Issued In Southeast Minnesota

Latest Update:

5:38 p.m.

Another tornado warning is in effect for Fillmore County until 6 p.m.

5:28 p.m.

The NWS is now issuing a severe thunderstorm warning for Houston and Winona Counties until 6:30 p.m.

4:57 p.m.

Another severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Fillmore, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona Counties in MN until 6 p.m.

4:42 p.m.

A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Dodge and Olmsted Counties, including Rochester, until 5 p.m. Anyone in the area should take shelter immediately.

4:19 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Buffalo County, Wisconsin, until 9 p.m.

4:18 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Wabasha County until 9 p.m.

4:10 p.m.

Forecast looks dry and sunny for the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade.

4:09 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Faribault, Freeborn, Steele and Waseca counties until 4:45 p.m.

4:06 p.m.

The storms are moving into western Wisconsin. Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Pepin and Pierce counties until 4:45 p.m.

4:03

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for the south metro counties of Dakota and Goodhue until 4:45 p.m.

3:59 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Faribault and Freeborn counties until 4:15 p.m.

3:51 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Faribault and Martin counties in southern Minnesota until 4:30 p.m.

3:40 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Rice and Waseca counties until 4:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for much of southern and southeastern Minnesota. The counties affected are Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted and Winona. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

3:11 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Blue Earth, Nicollet and Watonwan counties until 3:45 p.m.

The area includes the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and Crystal Lake.

2:53 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for Brown County until 3:15 p.m.

2:48 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm watch expected for southeastern Minnesota.

2:39 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Brown and Watonwan counties until 3:30 p.m.

2:36 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Cottonwood County until 3 p.m.

2:09 p.m.:

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Redwood County 2:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m.:

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Lincoln and Lyon counties until 2:15 p.m.

12:40 p.m.:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for several counties in southern and southwestern Minnesota until 6 p.m.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Damaging winds, large hail and heavy rains threaten to lash Minnesota Wednesday evening south of the Interstate 94 corridor, affecting the southern half of the state, including the Twin Cities metro.

The National Weather Service says much of central and southern Minnesota is under an enhanced risk of severe weather. The storms are expected to roll into western Minnesota in the mid-to-late afternoon and rumble across the state, tracking slightly south, through the evening.

The storms are expected to hit the Twin Cities metro toward the end of the evening commute, meteorologist Kylie Bearse says. The main weather threats are large hail, torrential rains and widespread wind damage. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

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North of the Interstate 94 corridor, there’s also a chance for severe weather, although there’s only a slight risk for north-central Minnesota and a marginal risk for northern Minnesota.

Looking ahead, Thursday should be mostly clear, and Friday brings the next chance of rain. A cool, dry trend is expected early next week.

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