The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a special weather statement regarding the potential of funnel clouds in the central and southern Red River Valley area this afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms have developed across the central to southern Red River Valley near the intersection of Interstate 94 and 29 corridors and the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Conditions are favorable for funnel clouds with any thunderstorm that does develop. These types of funnel clouds are usually short lived, however, they can and occasionally do touch the ground and cause minor damage.
Because of this possibility, if you see one of these funnel clouds approaching the ground, take cover.
A thunderstorm producing a funnel cloud was reported near mile marker 88, west of the Fargo-Moorhead area around 11:35 a.m. today.