The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of central Minnesota in effect until midnight. The Tornado Watch includes Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties (+more), and includes the Twin Cities metro area.

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Strong to severe storms are expected across much of the area tonight. Very large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible. In addition, very heavy rain and localized flash flooding are possible, especially near and after sunset.

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