May 25, 2018 10:12 PM
The National Weather Service says photos confirm a landspout touched down briefly Friday afternoon in Faribault County.
Photo courtesy of LaShonda Ertman
However, no tornado warning has been issued.
According to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas, a landspout is similar to a tornado, but does not have a rotating wall cloud. While weaker than a tornado, they can still create damage, Yuhas said.
In the metro area, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for central Wright County and northwestern Hennepin County. The warning expired around 5:15 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Saint Michael MN, Buffalo MN, Otsego MN until 5:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/mmGX85DILV— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) May 25, 2018
Northern Washington, northwestern St. Croix and south-central Polk counties also saw severe thunderstorms. A warning was issued for that area but expired around 6 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for southeastern Faribault County and southwestern Freeborn County. The warning expired around 5 p.m.
Southeast Minnesota also saw some severe weather.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch that included Dodge, Houston, Winona, Fillmore, Mower, Winona, Goodhue and Olmsted Counties in Minnesota.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin until 8 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/SkzRIHdMqz— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) May 25, 2018
The watch also covered a number of Wisconsin counties.
Looking ahead, Saturday looks hazy, hot and humid with a high of 92 degrees. And Yuhas said the hazy sunshine could continue Sunday, when there is a chance of tying the record high for the date of 95 degrees, which was set in 1969.
A high of 93 is expected on Memorial Day with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm later in the day.
Updated: May 25, 2018 10:12 PM
Created: May 25, 2018 02:59 PM
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