1:00 am update: Scattered strong storms will still be possible overnight. Gusty winds, small hail, torrential rains possible.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5AM
10:15 pm update: New Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5:00 AM for southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.
9:45pm update: The line of storms passing into north central Iowa has a history of packing 60-70mph damaging winds. Be on the lookout if your county falls under a warning.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2:00AM
7:15pm update: A few counties have been included in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. Rice and Goodhue counties have been added. That watch will go until 2:00 am Monday.
Additionally…the watch box below has been extended until 2:00 AM, EXCEPT for the counties in southern Minnesota.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm
What: Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
When: Now until 10pm
Where: Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, and Waseca counties in Minnesota; Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Franklin, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright counties in Iowa.
Why: Weak disturbances interacting with very moist and unstable atmosphere
Biggest threats: Large hail, damaging winds, and very heavy rainfall.
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This post was written by Steph on August 8, 2010