Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 a.m. includes Twin Cities

Severe storms moving across central Minnesota Tuesday morning.

Severe thunderstorm watch
Severe thunderstorm watch until 9 am Tuesday.
NOAA

Get ready for a stormy morning across much of central Minnesota.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 a.m. The watch zone covers much of central Minnesota and includes the Twin Cities. Get up to the minute updates on the MPR severe weather live blog.

A cluster of severe storms is crossing central Minnesota. The most favorable time for severe storms in the Twin Cities is between about 8 and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 460

NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

215 AM CDT Tue Aug 24 2021

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central Minnesota Extreme west central Wisconsin

* Effective this Tuesday morning from 215 AM until 900 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...An organized storm cluster will likely persist and move east-southeastward across central Minnesota through the early morning hours. The storm environment and the organized linear structure to the storms suggests that occasional damaging winds of 60-70 mph will be possible, and the strongest embedded storms may also produce isolated large hail near 1 inch diameter.

Storm progress Tuesday morning
Storm progress Tuesday morning.
Twin Cities National Weather Service

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