The national Severe Storms Forecast center has issued a severe thunderstomr watch in effect until 10pm for a large portion of southern Minnesota.

Counties included are:

Blue Earth, Dodge, Faribault,  Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Olmstead, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona Counties.

Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rains and tornadoes are possible in these areas. If threatening conditions are sighted, be prepared to move to a place of safety.