The "particularly dangerous" tornado watch was canceled early Tuesday evening for most areas of Minnesota, but some cities, including Rochester, still have the alert active.

The Weather Service issued its tornado watch a little after 1 p.m., also designating it as a "particularly dangerous situation," which is fairly rare for the region.

It was supposed to be in effect until 9 p.m. for most of southeastern Minnesota, but the Weather Service ended it early in much of Minnesota a little before 6:30 p.m., according to a social media post. Seven counties in far southeastern Minnesota were still under the watch just before 7 p.m.

It's also active in Iowa, northwestern Illinois and western Wisconsin, as part of the tornado watches covering a large swath of the upper Midwest.

Later Tuesday, a tornado warning was issued for the areas around Red Wing, Cannon Falls and Bay City, Wis., until it expired at 6 p.m.