The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for a large portion of central and southern Minnesota in effect until midnight tonight.

The Tornado Watch includes Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Steele, and Waseca counties (+more) in southern Minnesota.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

A Tornado Watch means that severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Stay weather aware, and have multiple ways to receive warnings.

From the National Weather Service this evening: A broken line of thunderstorms is expected to move across the forecast area this evening/tonight. Some storms could be strong to severe with all hazards possible, including large hail, damaging wind, heavy rain, and tornadoes.

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