Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes possible

The sunshine finally arrived in eastern MInnesota late this afternoon. Meanwhile a full day of sunshine in southwest Minnesota helped destablize the air. Thunderstorms have formed to the west of the Twin Cities and a Tornado Watch is in effect for a large part of central and southwest Minnesota until 10 p.m.

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345pm CDT visibile satellite

Source: NOAA College of Dupage

Be alert for rapidly changing conditions. Severe storms are expected as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

Here’s a look at the HRRR output of simulated radar around 8 p.m. CDT. This is a forecast of radar reflectivity based on this morning’s computer model and is considered experimental data.

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Source: NOAA

A tornado watch is in effect just west of the Twin Cities. Stay tuned for any severe weather warnings.

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Counties in the Tornado Watch

Source: NOAA SPC

Craig Edwards

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