UPDATE (9:15 p.m.):Itasca and Cass counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9:45 p.m.
UPDATE (9:09 p.m.):Beltrami County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:30 p.m.
UPDATE (7:53 p.m.):Aitkin, Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:45 p.m.
UPDATE (7:15 p.m.):All tornado warnings in Minnesota have expired.
WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says a line of severe storms well north of the Twin Cities will continue to push southeast, bringing much-needed rain along with the threat of large hail and strong winds over the next several hours.
Aitkin, Cass and Itasca counties remain under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8 p.m.
UPDATE (6:30 p.m.):A tornado warning in Cass and Itasca counties has been extended until 6:45 p.m.
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) July 26, 2021
Meanwhile, a tornado warning in Beltrami County has expired.
Itasca is also under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:45 p.m. St. Louis and Lake counties are under a similar warning until 7:30 p.m.
UPDATE (5:57 p.m.): A tornado warning is in effect in Cass and Itasca counties until 6:15 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A tornado warning has been issued in Beltrami County.
The warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer said law enforcement reported a confirmed tornado about 33 miles north of Bemidji.
A confirmed tornado was reported by law enforcement about 33 miles north of Bemidji. This dangerous system is moving east at 35 mph. Take cover if you live in the area. pic.twitter.com/f8INtJ0xCq
— Chris Shaffer (@WCCOShaffer) July 26, 2021
The storm that produced the tornado is moving east at 35 mph.
Elsewhere in Minnesota, severe thunderstorm watches are in effect in the following counties until midnight: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Itasca, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Norman, Otter Tail, Pine, Pope, St. Louis, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin.
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