Potential for severe weather exists in southern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon and evening as a storm system works its way across the region, dumping heavy rain in parts of the state in addition to the threat of damaging winds, hail and a limited tornado threat.
The watch includes Mankato, Albert Lake, Red Wing and Rochester, but does not include the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.
According to the Storm Prediction Center, clusters of storms will develop from west to east across the watch area during the early and mid-evening hours Tuesday. Damaging winds up to 70 mph and hail the size of ping pong balls are possible, along with a couple of tornadoes.
Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the 2 p.m. HRRR model:
Here's the latest from Sven Sundgaard on the situation.