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.