2 lines of storms developing, severe thunderstorm watch issued

Storms have already reached severe levels.
Author:
Publish date:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of central and southern Minnesota and storms have already reached severe levels along two lines of developing storms. 

There's a line of storms moving south to north across west-central Minnesota, and as of 1:45 p.m. it was located along a line from the Iowa border up through Worthington to the west of Willmar and further north towards Alexandria and Wadena. 

A portion of the line near Redwood Falls was capable of producing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail. 

Another line of storms, moving from the south to the north-northwest, was located just to the west of Rochester and working its way up into the Twin Cities. 

Half-dollar-sized hail has already been reported near Rock Dell, which is just to the southwest of Rochester. 

The storms are expected to continue developing this afternoon and evening before diminishing as the sun goes down. 

Next Up

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.

snow

Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.

ambulance

Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

uber-eats-4709288_1920

DoorDash, Uber Eats bump service fees for Twin Cities customers

After Minneapolis and St. Paul limited what companies can charge restaurants, DoorDash and Uber are charging customers about a dollar more

hockey rink ice arena

Hill-Murray girls' hockey shut down after 3 players with COVID symptoms kept playing

The players showed 'complete disregard' for the school's COVID

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 6.18.55 AM

Narrow band of intense snow to bring up to 7 inches to Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued where more than 6 inches could pile up.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 3.44.50 PM

Severe storms with damaging wind, hail moving across Minnesota

Multiple storms have already reached severe levels.

Severe storms moved through the metro, no damage reported

The storms rolled through the Twin Cities on Thursday evening.

snow, plow

Winter storm watch issued in advance of weekend snow

One way or another, this storm is going to hit hard in southern Minnesota.

lightning, thunderstorm

Line of overnight severe storms could blast through Minnesota

It's likely that a strong line of storms will develop and push through southern MN.

Severe t-storm watch issued: Damaging winds possible in Twin Cities

A line of storms is racing across southern MN at 40-50 mph.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southern Twin Cities

Storms have been firing across the south metro.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued: Twin Cities included

Big storms have already gone severe in parts of Minnesota.

Severe storms threaten southern Minnesota on Saturday

Storms are expected to fire up in southwest Minnesota by early afternoon.