Tornado warnings up for Twin Cities suburbs [UPDATED]

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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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