Funnel clouds were reported and severe weather alerts popped up Thursday evening for areas in central and southern Minnesota, the National Weather Service reported.
The Weather Service in Chanhassen also called off a tornado warning for south-central Stearns County and northwestern Meeker County just after 6:30 p.m.
The Weather Service said a storm chaser reported a brief tornado touchdown near Hawick in Kandiyohi County about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Another tornado touched down earlier near Norway Lake, also in Kandiyohi County.
The Sheriff’s Office reported no damage.
In southwestern Minnesota, the weather service says high winds damaged silos and barns.
Two silos were damaged and the doors were blown off a pole barn near Taunton in Lincoln County. A barn and silo also were blown down near Canby in Yellow Medicine County.
There also were reports of hail and heavy rain in parts of western and central Minnesota.
Here are tweets Thursday night from the National Weather Service:
6:33 PM: STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL RENVILLE & REDWOOD COUNTY. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH & NICKEL SIZE HAIL POSSIBLE. #mnwx— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 6, 2015
6:33 PM...TORNADO WARNING FOR S CENTRAL STEARNS & NW MEEKER CO CANCELLED. STORM HAS WEAKENED. HOWEVER HEAVY RAIN IS STILL POSSIBLE. #mnwx— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 6, 2015
5:22 PM: Law Enforcement reports thunderstorm wind damage: barn and silo blown down 4 miles S of Canby (Yellow Med Co.) #mnwx— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 6, 2015
3.25 inches of rain midway between Mankato and St. Peter around Hwy 169. Don't ever drive through standing or running water.— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 7, 2015