Confirmed 'large and dangerous tornado' hits southeast Minnesota

Small hail and gusty winds were originally forecast as possibilities, but not tornadoes.
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2:10 P.M. UPDATE

The National Weather has confirmed multiple large and dangerous tornadoes in southeast Minnesota. 

"We are under a tornado warning until 2:30 pm, we have confirmed tornados on the ground in the Lime Springs and Cherry Grove area. Please seek shelter immediately and stay indoors," said the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office in a post to social media at 2:05 p.m. 

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Original story 1:15 p.m. 

An unexpected tornado threat has emerged in southeast Minnesota as heavy rain and thunderstorms work through the area. 

At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeast Mower County and southwest Fillmore County in southeast Minnesota, saying it was a radar-indicated tornado within a storm that has a history of producing a tornado. 

"Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of funnel clouds or brief isolated tornadoes this afternoon," says the NWS LaCrosse. "If a funnel approaches your location, move indoors!"

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There was also a report of a brief tornado and funnel clouds east of Albert Lea around 12:15 p.m. 

The threat is expected to last just a few hours during the afternoon. 


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