Flooding, wind damage reported as storms move through MN

A second round of storms is possible later tonight.

Here come the storms.

Storms – some that could produce severe weather – are making their way through Minnesota, prompting the National Weather Service to issue severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in the southeastern part of the state.

You can click here for the latest weather alerts.

There have already been some reports of damage in southern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says building damage has been reported in Dodge County due to the strong winds, which reached up to 60 mph in the area.

Tornadoes are also possible with this storm, and heavy rain could cause localized flooding, the weather service says.

Here's what it looked like in Rochester around 5 p.m.


And Apple Valley saw some flooded streets around 4 p.m., where reports say the city got 1.5 inches of rain in about an hour.


Click here and here for the most recent storm reports.

Round 2 is coming

There's a severe thunderstorm watch in effect in southern Minnesota until 9 p.m. tonight (that could change – check the latest here). The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says the first round of storms is exiting the eastern part of the state, but a second round of them is still possible.


The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says there's still a "small potential" for another round of storms after 8 p.m., but the threat for those being severe has diminished.

Meanwhile, southeastern Minnesota could see some strong to severe storms along and north of Interstate 90 between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., the weather service in La Crosse says. Damaging winds and localized flooding are the biggest threats in the area.

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