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Severe weather possible this afternoon, evening

Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service

Mower County and southeastern Minnesota is looking at a substantial threat of severe weather tonight according to the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, severe thunderstorms are expected to impact the region between 5 p.m. and midnight bringing with it a chance of large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall. There is the possibility of tornadoes.

Temperatures will rise to the low to mid 90s today with heat indices of between 95 and 100 degrees. These temperatures will have the chance to break the record high from 1988 of 90 degrees.