A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 9pm tonight for parts of Minnesota including and north of Benton, Chisago, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, and Todd Counties. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 9pm south of St. Cloud including Anoka, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Wright Counties.

Large hail, damaging winds, dangerous lightning, and isolated tornadoes are possible in and near the watch areas, with an increased risk of tornadoes south of St. Cloud. Stay tuned to 103.7 The Loon (and online/mobile at 1037theloon.com) for possible warnings.