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Tornado, flash flood watches end for parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin; includes Twin Cities

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A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin for Sunday, June 17, 2018.
National Weather Service

 Updated: June 18

The tornado watch issued Sunday, June 17 has ended. 

Updated: 5:30 p.m. | Posted: 12:55 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for much of east-central Minnesota — including the Twin Cities — for Sunday afternoon and evening.

The watch also includes northwestern Wisconsin; it's in effect until 9 p.m. The National Weather Service reports that the watch means severe storms may develop — and those storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes.

There also are flash flood watches in effect through Monday morning from the Twin Cities and Red Wing north to the Duluth area. The storms are adding to flooding concerns in parts of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin that saw flash flooding late Saturday and early Sunday.

You can also find more information on MPR Weather's Updraft blog.