Severe Storm Warnings Southwest Metro. NWS Doppler radar at 5:44 PM shows severe storms pushing across the south metro, where winds may gust over 60 mph with 1"+ diameter hail. Stating the obvious: rush hour will be a mess, and some tree damage and subsequent power outages are possible with this squall line. A Severe Storm Watch is in effect for much of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, until midnight: Details on the latest warning from NOAA:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
541 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  WESTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  EASTERN MCLEOD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  NORTHERN NICOLLET COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  EASTERN SIBLEY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 538 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 14 MILES NORTH OF GLENCOE TO 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF
  GAYLORD TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF NEW ULM...AND MOVING EAST AT 40
  MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  ST PETER...SHAKOPEE...WACONIA...MN VALLEY STATE REC AREA...
  VICTORIA...CHASKA...CHANHASSEN...NEW SWEDEN...NEW ROME...NEW
  GERMANY...HOLLYWOOD...HAMBURG...NORWOOD/YOUNG AMERICA...MAYER...
  RUSH RIVER...COLOGNE...LAKE WACONIA...NORSELAND...BELLE PLAINE AND
  HENDERSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.