Strong thunderstorms brought damaging winds, hail and torrential rain to a wide swath of southern Minnesota from late Saturday into early Sunday.
Fire officials in Hadley, in southwestern Minnesota's Murray County, reported strong winds damaged two garages in town — including one that was pushed off its foundation.
To the east, law enforcement officials reported trees and power lines down in Madelia and St. James in Watonwan County. Authorities reported a large tree fell on a house in Janesville in Waseca County.
Winds gusted in excess of 55 mph as the storms swept across the state overnight. Other damage reports from overnight included:
Trees and power lines down in Pipestone, Wilmont and Windom
Tree down causing a gas leak in Butterfield
Tree down on a power line, causing a fire, near Albert Lea
Trees down in Mankato, Mapleton, Owatonna, Winnebago and Hanska
Tree down blocking U.S. Highway 14 near Winona
Xcel Energy reported more than 2,000 customers without power in its Minnesota service area just after 7 a.m. Sunday; that number was dropping.
There also was a report of hail larger than quarters in Mower County.
Heavy rain caused some street flooding in the Twin Cities during the early morning hours Sunday. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received 1.74 inches of rain from the storms.
Other locations in southern Minnesota reported more than 3 inches of rain, including 3.56 inches of rain at Tracy in Lyon County.