Another line of severe storms hit Faribault Thursday morning, and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 9:45 a.m

The National Weather Service reported .75 inches of observed rainfall, according to the NWS website.

The NWS is forecasting more severe thunderstorms in southern Minnesota for later Thursday afternoon. The largest threat will be large hail and damaging winds.


Severe storms raked through Faribault and southern Rice County Wednesday night, setting off tornado sirens as a rotating wall cloud was identified by Skywarn spotters.

The storm, which hit the Faribault area between 7:30 and 8 p.m. was accompanied by dime to quarter size hail and wind gusts estimated at up to 60 mph.

Faribault escaped major damage. A few downed trees and a flooded basement was the only damage reported, according to Police Chief Don Gudmundson.

Torrential rains caused temporary flooding throughout large parts of Faribault. Some intersections were completely submerged.

The National Weather Service reported .5 inches of observed rainfall for Wednesday, according to the NWS website.

Skywarn spotters reported seeing a rotating wall cloud south of Faribault on Interstate 35 north of Medford -- but no tornado touchdown was verified.

Hardest hit areas included Warsaw and Morristown.

Morristown spotters reported 8-inch diameter trees snapped by straight line winds.

A highline power line was severed near Morristown, and Xcel Energy was called in to make repairs.

Joseph Lindberg covers the city and county for the Daily News. He may be reached at 333-3135 or at @JosephLindberg

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