Tornado warning for portion of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties expires

A tornado warning issued for portions of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties has expired.

The warning expired shortly after 7:30 p.m.

According to Meteorologist Wren Clair, the storm cell produced some hail.


A tornado warning that was issued for Freeborn, Faribault and Waseca counties has expired.

The warning expired around 5:40 p.m.

The dew point continues to rise Tuesday, and with it goes the air temperature.

With the instability in the atmosphere, KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says that some strong thunderstorms could come roaring across the state. Dahl says there is a slight risk that a few storms could become severe as there is enough twist in the atmosphere to produce a few supercell storms that could form tornadoes.

Timing for the storms stretches from late afternoon in the southwestern part of the state to the nighttime hours as the storms move northeast.

The greatest chance for severe storms is in the metro area and south toward Rochester and Eau Claire. The storms should be around the Twin Cities from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A flash flood watch has been issued for Anoka, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Faribault, Henepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Waseca and Washington Counties in Minnesota and Barron, Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. Three to Four inches of localized rain is possible with this storm. The watch is in effect until later tonight.