The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the listening area.

The forecast for this afternoon and evening calls for a 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m. Some of these storms may become severe, with rainfall amounts between one and two inches.

NORTH DAKOTA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BARNES               BENSON              CASS
CAVALIER             DICKEY              EDDY
FOSTER               GRAND FORKS         GRIGGS
LAMOURE              LOGAN               MCINTOSH
NELSON               PEMBINA             RAMSEY
RANSOM               RICHLAND            SARGENT
STEELE               STUTSMAN            TRAILL
WALSH
MINNESOTA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CLAY                 KITTSON             MARSHALL
NORMAN               PENNINGTON          POLK
RED LAKE             ROSEAU

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