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Central and southern Minnesota under tornado watch until 8 p.m

Central and southern Minnesota under tornado watch until 8 p.m

Minneapolis, MN – A tornado warning is in effect for most of central and southern Minnesota until 8 p.m. Tuesday as severe storms are expected to sweep through the region.

According to the National Weather Service Twin Cities, a line of storms currently developing in southwestern Minnesota will move east through the evening. These storms have the potential to produce all kinds of severe weather hazards, including damaging winds, large hail, and several tornadoes.

Residents are urged to stay informed and prepare for possible severe weather. The National Weather Service recommends having a plan for taking shelter if necessary. The storms are expected to reach central Minnesota between 5 and 9 p.m., and eastern regions around 11 p.m.

The tornado watch indicates that conditions are favorable for tornado formation. It is crucial to stay up to date with the latest weather information and have a way to receive alerts. Emergency preparedness officials recommend residents keep their cellphones charged, secure outdoor items that could become projectiles and make sure they have an emergency kit on hand.

Monitor local news channels and weather services for updates as the situation develops throughout the evening.