A tornado was reported in Rapidan Township, south of Mankato, Minn., about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, but Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies found no injuries or damage, authorities said.
Alexandra Keclik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Services in the Twin Cities, said there were no tornado or severe thunderstorm warnings from Mankato north to the Twin Cities, but she said warned people to “definitely stay weather aware.”
Keclik said there was a good chance of gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours and the possibility of a tornado couldn’t be ruled out.
Lt. Tony Adams of the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office said he’d heard of a tornado in Skyline, a town south of Mankato.
He reported heavy rain and hail. Deputies were keeping an eye on cloud rotations, but nothing had touched down yet, he said shortly before 5 p.m.