Severe Weather in the Area Sunday Included Tornadoes 16 Apr 12

Minnesota saw a flurry of tornado watches, warnings and even brief funnel cloud touchdowns Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes were spotted, one in McLeod County, the other in Lyon County as a turbulent storm system moved across the area.

Fortunately the threat of dangerous weather was short-lived and much of Minnesota ended up with a good dose of much-needed rain, including two inches north of Montevideo. There was also one-inch hail reported in Glencoe however, there are no reports of substantial damage from the storm.

There’s going to be wind and cold now. The National Weather Service, based in Chanhassen, issued new wind advisory Sunday night with northwest winds expected to increase 25-35 mph with gusts of 45 mph.

The wind advisory was expected to last until early today.

In addition, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow today and frost forecast for today and Tuesday morning.