Area residents are being asked to stay weather aware this afternoon. Bill Borghoff is with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities.

“A cold front will reach south-central Minnesota between five and seven p.m, ” said Borghoff. “The biggest threat will be wind, but there could be storms with hail with a couple of inches in diameter and a possible tornado or two.”

Borghoff says the storms short be short-lived

“The good news is the thunderstorm activity will get out of the area within a couple of hours,” said Borghoff.

Borghoff says they’re pretty confident in the model since the front moving in is strong and the air is unstable.