The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for a large portion of central Minnesota in effect until 10 pm tonight.

The watch includes Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright (+more) counties in Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area.

Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are possible.

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Be sure you have multiple ways to receive severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings this afternoon and tonight.

The severe weather risk returns across our area on Wednesday.

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