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Confirmed 'large and dangerous tornado' hits southeast Minnesota

Small hail and gusty winds were originally forecast as possibilities, but not tornadoes.

You can find the latest information about Monday's tornadoes by clicking here.

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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