The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until midnight for a large portion of central and southern Minnesota -- including Kandiyohi, Meeker, Sherburne counties (+more), as well as the Twins Cities metro area.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a couple of tornadoes are the main threats tonight.

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A Tornado Watch is in effect for the southern-most portion of Minnesota until 10 pm, including areas around Mankato, Owatonna, and Albert Lea.

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Stay weather-alert, have a way to receive warnings, and be prepared to take shelter if necessary.

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