Potential for severe weather in Freeborn County Thursday

Published 9:37 am Thursday, September 20, 2018

Residents of Freeborn, Steele, Waseca, Faribault and Worth counties should prepare for strong winds Thursday as severe weather is possible in the afternoon.

As of approximately 3:35 p.m., the National Weather Service announced that Freeborn, Faribault, Steele and Waseca counties are in a tornado watch until 11 p.m.

Worth and Winnebago County can expect damaging winds and possible tornadoes. The National Weather Service has announced the county is in a severe thunderstorm watch 11 p.m. The weather service predicts non-thunderstorm winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Large hail is a lower risk. Heavy rainfall is also possible.

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Freeborn, Steele, Waseca, Faribault and Worth counties all have a chance of thunderstorms Monday.

As of 6:45 p.m. Thursday, power outages were reported in the Clarks Grove, New Richland and Hayward areas.

As of 7:45 p.m., the tornado watch has been canceled.

Look to the Tribune for more information as it arises.

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