The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 pm tonight for portions of western and central Minnesota, designated as a 'Particularly Dangerous Situation' by the NWS.

This Tornado Watch includes Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Sterns, and Wright counties (+more).

Several strong tornadoes are likely in and near the watch area, along with widespread hail up to tennis ball size, and widespread wind gusts up to 80 mph.

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This is an especially dangerous situation. Stay informed. Take time, think about where to shelter, how long will it take to get there if a warning is issued?

Stay weather-aware, and have multiple ways to receive warnings.

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