Severe storms possible tonight

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, August 27, 2020

The National Weather Service is forecasting possible severe storms and heavy rainfall tonight.

The weather agency states Albert Lea and south-central Minnesota are considered under slight risk of severe weather, including damaging winds and large hail.

The greatest risk for severe weather is over southwestern Minnesota.

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Heavy rainfall will occur with all storms, which could lead to localized flash flooding.

There is a small risk of a tornado.

The Weather Service stated the storms are expected to come into Minnesota after sunset. It advised people to have a way to receive severe weather warnings, especially overnight while they may be sleeping.