A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of South Dakota. The watch is in effect until 10:00 PM Tuesday (June 13) night. Parts of Nebraska and Minnesota are also included in the watch.

Areas just to the west and north of Sioux Falls including; Mitchell, Brookings, Aberdeen, Madison, Huron, and Watertown are included in this watch.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. If you're in these areas be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme western Minnesota
     North Central Nebraska
     Eastern South Dakota

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail
       events to 3 inches in diameter likely
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will form soon across parts of central SD/NE
   and spread across the watch area.  Supercells capable of very large
   hail and damaging winds will be possible, along with the risk of a
   few tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles south of Burwell NE to 50
   miles northeast of Aberdeen SD. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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