Press "Enter" to skip to content

Minnesota Weather: Unconfirmed Tornado Spotted In Renville; Heavy Rains, Flash Flooding In SE Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Heavy rain and storms pushed into Minnesota Tuesday, as the remnants of tropical storm Cristobal moved into the Upper Midwest.

An unconfirmed tornado was spotted by a farmer near Renville Tuesday at about 5:35 p.m., and it lingered on the ground for about 10 minutes.

Mudslides were reported in the southeastern corner of the state, with one in Winona County that took down some power lines. Flash Flood Warnings remain in several western Wisconsin counties until early Wednesday.

Along with the moisture from Cristobal, a cold front is also expected to wash over Minnesota, dropping temperatures into the upper 60s on Wednesday.

While clouds will linger into Thursday, the weekend looks to be sunny and mild, with highs in the upper 70s.

Below are updates from Tuesday night’s storms, in the order they occurred:

8:07 p.m.: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Winona County in Minnesota and Buffalo County in Wisconsin until 2 a.m. Wednesday. And WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says there is plenty of more rain to come.

8:02 p.m.: Cristobal has made it to western Wisconsin, or so it seems from radar!

7:09 p.m.: WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the rain is fast accumulating in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

6:59 p.m.: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Fillmore and Winona counties in Minnesota until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

6:36 p.m.: WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the threat of tornadoes is still possible for the rest of Tuesday in central Minnesota.

5:50 p.m.: A Tornado Warning is in effect for Kandiyohi County until 6 p.m.

Source: CBS Minnesota

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    %d bloggers like this: