Hail, rain pound metro Minneapolis
I'm in Minneapolis and yesterday's downpour was pretty intense. Lots of us were worried about flying out but things generally cleared up by the evening.
The metro area endured its second hailstorm in five days Thursday, this one peppered with lightning strikes and heavy rain right at afternoon rush hour, plus a wide-ranging tornado watch and potential flooding overnight.
The outbreak was part of a larger weather system that brought severe weather along a path that stretched from Texas to Wisconsin. At least four tornadoes touched down in western and central Kansas, where residents had nervously braced for what National Weather Service forecasters called a potentially historic outbreak of tornadoes.