6:36 PM – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for northern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 6:10 PM until 2 AM CDT.
Primary threats include
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
This severe thunderstorm watch includes the following counties in northern Minnesota: Koochiching, Itasca, Cass and Crow Wing.
Some cities in the Northland included in this severe thunderstorm watch are: International Falls, Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Walker, Cass Lake, Remer and Brainerd.
Remember a severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.