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. 

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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.