Update: Area under tornado watch

Published 12:22 pm Thursday, May 12, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Faribault and Freeborn counties.

Widespread thunderstorms were expected to move into the area this evening, bringing with them a chance for severe weather.

According to the National Weather Service, the storms could bring widespread damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail — possibly baseball size. 

The storms will progress eastward this evening before gradually weakening.

Localized flooding is also possible.

Severe storms also moved through much of Minnesota Wednesday, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes, where one person died in a crash that authorities said was caused by downed power lines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.