Tornado watch until midnight includes Twin Cities

Severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes possible.

Tornado watch area
Tornado watch area until midnight.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch until midnight for much of central and southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities area.

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Tornado Watch Number 203

NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK

525 PM CDT Wed May 11 2022

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Southern and Central Minnesota Western Wisconsin

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 525 PM until Midnight CDT.

* Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75 mph likely Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter likely

SUMMARY...A very moist and unstable airmass is present along and to the south of a warm front, extending east-to-west across southern Minnesota. A line of thunderstorms is expected to pose a tornado, wind damage and hail threat moving east-northeastward across south-central Minnesota and into western Wisconsin this evening. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles either side of a line from 30 miles west northwest of Redwood Falls MN to 50 miles east southeast of Eau Claire WI.

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