Tornado Warning. The Twin Cities office of the NWS has issued a Tornado Warning for the Marshall area. A line of strong to severe storms is blossoming south and west of the Twin Cities, with heavy rain likely in the metro by midnight or 1 AM. Some locations in central and southern Minnesota could pick up another 1-3" of rain overnight with isolated 4-5" amounts. Details on the Tornado Warning:

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1028 PM CDT WED JUN 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN LYON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 1100 PM CDT

* AT 1026 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST
  OF MARSHALL...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

  HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO.

  IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
           SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
           TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS
           LIKELY.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  COTTONWOOD AROUND 1050 PM CDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

TORNADOES ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. TAKE COVER NOW.