Less severe storms are expected to linger.
A tornado watch in Hennepin County has been lifted, though less severe storms are expected to continue throughout the week. The National Weather Service issued the watch around 6 p.m. Tuesday. While the most severe weather may have passed, expect to see strong storms continue in the Twin Cities Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Some of these storms could produce wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, as well as hail. Thunderstorms remain in the forecast throughout the week, the NWS reports. Visit this federal resource for tips to stay safe during natural disasters, and stay tuned to Patch for storm updates.
More rain is expected throughout the week in the Twin Cities.
(UPDATE) April 16, 3:30 p.m. - The city reports that .72 inches of rain fell Sunday morning between 1:25 a.m and 4:35 a.m. Another .35 inches fell between 6:50 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. April 15, 11 p.m - Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, dime-sized hail fell in St. Louis Park during a brief spurt as a large storm moved through the Twin Cities. No serious damage has been reported due to the hail. A tornado watch had been in effect for Hennepin County, but the watch has been called off. The National Weather Service reports that less severe storms could continue on Monday, particularly before 7 a.m. Colder weather and a bit of a breeze are expected for the rest of the day. Thunderstorms could resurface on Tuesday night and into Wednesday, according to …