UPDATED: Severe storm watch issued for Beltrami County until early Wednesday
BEMIDJI - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Beltrami County until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The Weather Service said conditions were favorable for severe storms.
Earlier today, the Weather Service issued a thunderstorm warning for northwestern Minnesota, including northeastern Becker, southern Clearwater and northern Hubbard counties as a storm, packing golf ball size hail, was moving northeast at 55 mph.
In addition, the Weather Service issued a statement reminding the public that severe thunderstorms occasionally produce tornadoes with little or no advance notice.