MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A line of storms triggered tornado warnings and dumped heavy rain as it rumbled down the Interstate 90 corridor across far southern Minnesota.

WCCO-TV Chief Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says there were nine reported tornadoes in Minnesota Friday.

One mile north of Kiester, Minn., a reported tornado tore a roof off a barn and some outbuildings were destroyed. Power lines and trees were also damaged near the area. The damage occurred between 2:02 p.m. and 6:02 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for southeastern Minnesota on Friday evening. It says sustained winds up to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph were expected for an hour or two after the rain ended.

The weather service posted flash flood warnings for Nobles County and neighboring Jackson Counties Friday afternoon.

Strong chances of showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the entire state Saturday through Sunday.

Chris Shaffer


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