Strong Storms Moving Across Metro - Street Flooding Likely (Tornado Watch until 9 PM)
May 8, 2014 — 6:42pm
Doppler Radar at 6:40 PM. NWS Twin Cities Doppler shows another band of heavy T-storms pushing across the metro, capable of 1"+ rains and minor flooding. The main cool front is pushing into Willmar and Redwood Falls. Until it passes later tonight conditions will remain ripe for strong to severe storms. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9 PM, but a lack of significant sunshine/surface heating may limit the potential for the most extreme storms over the next few hours.
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