Severe thunderstorm watch, warning expires for some western and central Minnesota counties
A severe thunderstorm watch has since expired for western and central Minnesota counties on Saturday. A severe thunderstorm warning is also expired for some counties as well.
The following counties were under the thunderstorm watch Saturday morning: Stearns, Morrison, Todd, Otter Tail, Wilkin, Traverse, Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Grant and Wadena.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota until 12 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/qPxKKPe0bC— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 28, 2021
Northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota were also under the thunderstorm watch.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Douglas, Pope, Swift and Stevens counties until 10:45 a.m. The National Weather Service says this storm could contain golf ball-sized hail.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lac qui Parle County, MN until 10:00 AM CDT. This storm will contain golf ball sized hail! pic.twitter.com/ug0r5jbD3V— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 28, 2021
Rain is expected to move into the Twin Cities later Saturday. Scattered to severe thunderstorms will make its way into the metro after 4 p.m., according to KSTP meteorologist Wren Clair.
The NWS says there is a slight risk of excessive rainfall Saturday. The main threat of the storms passing through includes damaging winds, but large hail and tornadoes are also possible.
Keep an eye on the weather today. There is an Enhanced Risk of severe storms this afternoon/evening, along with a Slight Risk of Excessive Rainfall. The main threat is damaging wind, but large hail and a tornado or two is also possible. #wiwx #mnwx pic.twitter.com/djr5hfl1ry— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 28, 2021