Tornado reported on ground south of Mankato, Minnesota

- A tornado was reported on the ground at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday just south of Mankato, Minnesota, near Skyline. The tornado was moving north at 40 mph.

By 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said the rotation weakened with the thunderstorm near Mankato and the tornado warning expired.

A tornado watch is in effect for much of southern Minnesota until 10 p.m., including the southwest Twin Cities metro. The storm system already brought an intense downpour to New Ulm, with 1.2 inches of rain reported in just 30 minutes.

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