Trees down, buildings damaged by Saturday storms: National Weather Service

Sirens will sound twice across Minnesota Thursday in simulated tornado warning drills

Sirens will sound twice across Minnesota Thursday in simulated tornado warning drills

To the east of there, a winter storm warning is in effect in most of east central Minnesota, a portion of south central Minnesota, and all of west central Wisconsin until 7 p.m. Sunday.

A watch means the conditions are right for a tornado to potentially form, but one has not been spotted yet.

A meteorological "kitchen sink" will be thrown at the Rock Hill area and the rest of the western Carolinas on Sunday, with flooding and severe storms possible during the afternoon and evening.

The immediate forecast does not include the spring and summertime hazard, but rather a significant winter storm expected to arrive Friday afternoon.

He said the frontal system could arrive as early as Saturday morning.

This line of storms will have the potential to produce heavy rain, damaging wind, and isolated tornadoes.

The Weather Service said Madison should see rain and more rain Friday and Saturday, before the rain starts to switch to a rain/snow/freezing rain mix on Sunday.

As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity.


A northwest wind of 13 to 18 miles per hour may gust as high as 26 miles per hour.

The possibility of tornadoes or hail are listed as low, but with the enhanced risk, isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

That's up from the slight risk that forecasters predicted Saturday.

Meteorologists said the wind could ramp up even higher in parts of West Michigan overnight tonight.

"Just north of you, from Redwood Falls to the Twin Cities, we're forecasting 8 to 16 inches".

We will continue to update this story as the forecast changes.

Sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures kick off the new workweek with highs in the lower 50s on Monday to the middle 60s by Tuesday through Thursday.

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