MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Following a foggy morning in parts of southern Minnesota, severe storms rolled through parts of Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued several Tornado Warnings, including in Blue Earth, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Mower and Waseca counties. Some people in southern Minnesota spotted what looked like a tornado in New Richland and Blooming Prairie.

The unconfirmed tornado in Blooming Prairie (credit: Jan Clements)

A severe thunderstorm passed through Hennepin County earlier in the afternoon, bringing heavy winds and reports of quarter-sized hail. A woman in South St. Paul says lightning struck her house at about 5:20 p.m. Two residents of the home on 6th Avenue South were able to get out unharmed. Fire officials say the home sustained moderate damage.

The east metro was also under a Flash Flood Warning that expired at 8:15 p.m.

Overnight, cool air will settle over Minnesota. Plan on leaving the windows open before heading to bed.

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