UPDATE (8:15 p.m.): A number of warnings remained in effect Tuesday evening, including a flash flood warning that was issued for Freeborn County, lasting until 11:15 p.m.
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer says that storms and heavy rain will remain well south of the Twin Cities into the night.
As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a severe thunderstorm warning had been issued for Nobles, Jackson, Rock, Lyon, Sioux, O'Brien, Osceola, Minnehaha, and Lincoln counties until 6:15 p.m. Golf ball-sized hail (or larger) and 70+ mph winds were said to be possible.
Additionally, flash flood warnings were issued through 8 p.m. in Rock, Nobles, Minnehaha, Murray, Pipestone, Cottonwood, Jackson, and Moody counties.
It will stay warm and humid here for the rest of the week. And rain or storm chances look very isolated in nature.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): Several severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued in southwest Minnesota Thursday afternoon.
The warnings have been issued in Murray, Cottonwood, and Lyon counties until 4:15 p.m., with another warning issued in Pipestone County until 4:30 p.m.
Strong and damaging winds are the prime concern, with wind speeds possibly reaching over 60 mph.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A foggy start will give way to a hot and humid day in the Twin Cities, and in southern Minnesota, storms are possible later on.
Dense fog was causing low visibility in the morning hours, but it should dissipate once the sun rises.
The Twin Cities should see a high of 88 degrees. An excessive heat advisory is in effect in southern Minnesota, where heat index values could reach the triple digits.
In southwestern Minnesota, storms will develop late Tuesday and continue into the overnight hours. Large hail and wind gusts are possible.
Temperatures will stay in the 80s throughout the week, with more storm chances as well.
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