Tornado Confirmed Near Northfield During Severe Weather Wednesday Night

A damaging tornado was reported on the ground in Webster, Minnesota Wednesday night, which is about six miles west of Northfield.

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn told FOX 9 he saw a possible tornado touchdown, however, he has not seen any damage. Though, with it getting dark, he said crews will likely have to return in the morning for a full review of the area.

At one point, a tornado warning was issued for portions of four counties southwest of the Twin Cities metro area. Radar rotation was seen near the Lakeville and Apple Valley area just before 9 p.m. The severe weather worked its way north up the I-35 corridor throughout the night Wednesday.

A funnel cloud was spotted on video near Owatonna, Minnesota earlier in the evening. Steele County officials said they did not have any reports of damage as a result of the severe weather.

The storm continued to move up the I-35 corridor from Northfield to Burnsville, where circulation on radar appeared to show a possible tornado.

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