Nowcast: Strong to Severe storms just south and east of metro through evening

Doppler at 4:17 pm shows storm favoring areas south & east of the metro.

“Hailers:” Most of the storms will develop south and east of the greater Twin Cities metro tonight. The biggest threats are large hail and damaging winds. Here are some early hail reports  from NWS spotters.

MPX: 1 N NEW Prague [Scott Co, MN] trained spotter reports HAIL of penny size (M0.75 INCH) at 03:18 PM CDT

MPX: Lakeville [Dakota Co, MN] public reports HAIL of quarter size (M1.00 INCH) at 03:25 PM CDT — at county road 50 and ipava ave

MPX: Hastings [Dakota Co, MN] public reports HAIL of quarter size (M1.00 INCH) at 04:10 PM CDT — time estimated

MPX: Hastings [Dakota Co, MN] public reports HAIL of ping pong ball size (M1.50 INCH) at 04:07 PM CDT –

NOAA’s SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for areas east of the Twin Cities until 11pm tonight.

Image: NOAA SPC