Scattered severe thunderstorms move across southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin Sunday

Storm clouds over Faribault, Minnesota on I-35 Sunday afternoon. (Tammy and Adam Geyer)

Scattered storms are possible in the southern Minnesota area Sunday, including at least the southern half of the Twin Cities metro area.

A severe thunderstorm watch was put into effect in a number of Minnesota and Wisconsin counties Sunday afternoon, including severe thunderstorm warnings in Martin, Watowan, Blue Earth, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties. 

Minnetrista, Minnesota. Sunday, June 21. (Smart and Savvy Travel/Twitter)

The warning was issued Sunday afternoon for southwestern Minnesota after some strong storms popped up in the area. The northeast sector of this band of pop up storms began to impact the Twin Cities metro area Sunday afternoon. The thunderstorms will continue to track to the south and east through the evening.

The biggest threats in these storms include strong winds and the possiblity for hail. 

The risk of storms in the southern Minnesota area Sunday.

The areas along I-90 up to the southern Twin Cities area should stay sky aware.

Sunday, June 21.

Added humidity played a role in some of the scattered storm development Sunday.