Tornado watch until 11 pm includes southern Twin Cities

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for much of southern Minnesota until 11 pm. The watch includes the southern Twin Cities area.

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 384
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
335 PM CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern Minnesota

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 335 PM until
1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are expected to intensify this afternoon
across southern Minnesota and track quickly northeastward.
Parameters are favorable for a few tornadoes, as well as rather
widespread damaging wind gusts.