MN weather live tracker: Tornado watch ends, flooding risks for northern MN

Storms that moved through Minnesota on Tuesday packed a punch for the northern parts of the state.

A tornado watch that was in effect for much of the state on Tuesday has expired.

However, storms are continuing to roll through the metro during the 8 o'clock hour, bringing some heavy rain, thunder, and some hail.

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Heavy rains, tornado reported in Minnesota's Arrowhead

Some significant rainfall totals have been reported in northern Minnesota as a strong line of storms pushed through in the late afternoon.

Flash flood warnings have been issued in St. Louis County due to the heavy rains. There have been numerous reports of flooded roads and some reports of washouts over the course of the evening throughout the Arrowhead and northeast Minnesota.

Along with flooding, several tornado warnings were issued in northern Minnesota during the early parts of the storm. Around 5:40 p.m., there was a reported touchdown of a tornado in a farm field near Cotton, Minnesota in St. Louis County. It's unclear how much damage there is from the reported touchdown.

The St. Louis County Sheriff reports more than five inches of rain had reportedly fallen north of Virginia, Minn. earlier in the evening. The sheriff is reminding drivers not to risk driving through flooded-out roads.

The National Weather Service in Duluth warned of "life-threatening" flash floods along the North Shore as heavy rain continued to fall during the 8 p.m. hour.

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