Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Expire, Showers Continue

July 19, 2017 09:23 PM

A sever thunderstorm watch that covered a southern portion of the state has expired, according to the National Weather Service.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl said showers are expected to continue in the south metro and southeast Minnesota, however, the storms are not expected to be severe.

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Severe weather tracked its way across the state Wednesday afternoon, beginning in south Central Minnesota.

A tornado warning issued for Brown County earlier Wednesday afternoon by the NWS expired.

At 2:50 p.m., the NWS said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Springfield, 23 miles northeast of Windom, prompting a tornado warning. The storm was moving east at 55 miles per hour.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office said a number of trees were downed, as well as power poles. Strong winds also tipped over a semi, according to the sheriff's office.

A tornado warning was also issued for Douglas and Olmsted counties, however the warning expired Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement in Dodge County has reported building damage due to high winds.

Fillmore County was also placed under a tornado warning.

The metro area also received severe thunderstorm warnings Wednesday. Dakota, Goodhue, Pepin and Pierce counties all were placed under a warning, however, the warning expired shortly after 4:40 p.m.

Portions of south central and southeastern Minnesota have been placed under a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 p.m.

Check back at kstp.com for updates.

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Ben Rodgers

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