UPDATE (6:30 p.m.): Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the squall line that lashed western Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon did appear to produce a few tornadoes. Photos posted to social media showed funnel clouds swirling over Big Stone County, near the South Dakota border.
However, the National Weather Service has yet to confirm if any twisters touched down. As of writing, there have been no damage reports.
According to Shaffer, the line of storms is moving into northwestern Minnesota. Although the system is producing lighting, the storms are not currently considered severe.
Looking ahead, Thursday is expect to start cloudy but skies will clear in the afternoon hours. Temperatures look to reach the mid-50s, with humidity more typical of October in Minnesota.
— Nick & Amanda Elms (@PrairieWndChsrs) October 13, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Storms are moving into western Minnesota, prompting tornado warnings.
On social media, users have shared photos showing funnel clouds near Graceville, which is just east of the South Dakota border in Big Stone County. A tornado warning was in effect in the area, but has since expired.
Forecasters say the squall line is moving north at about 35 mph and could yet produce damaging winds.
— Tyler Olson (@TylerOlsonWX) October 13, 2021
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