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Tornado warnings up for Twin Cities suburbs [UPDATED]

The tornado watch we told you about this morning was upgraded to a warning for Dakota and Goodhue counties this afternoon by the National Weather Service, capping a stinking hot day today. WCCO reported possible funnel clouds over Scott, Rice, and Stearns counties.

Wind speeds of 62 mph. were recorded at the Lakeville Airport in Dakota County, according to the NWS

The NWS issued a tornado watch and a heat advisory until 4 p.m. for a broad swatch of the state. That means twisters, large and damaging hail, and heavy thunder and lightning are possible in the Twin Cities area.

The following counties are affected:

ANOKA BENTON BROWN CARLTON CARVER CHISAGO DAKOTA GOODHUE HENNEPIN ISANTI KANABEC KANDIYOHI LE SUEUR MCLEOD MEEKER MILLE LACS NICOLLET PINE RAMSEY REDWOOD RENVILLE RICE SCOTT SHERBURNE SIBLEY ST. LOUIS STEARNS WASHINGTON WRIGHT

Weather geeks can follow the action via some cool interactive maps on the NOAA website here.


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