Severe thunderstorm warningissued for Sioux Falls, surrounding region

Eastern South Dakota is under the gun for severe weather tonight. Stay with argusleader.com for frequent updates.

An incoming storm 3.5 miles southeast of Freeman late Thursday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Sioux Falls, Brandon, Madison

Update 4:40 pm: A “life threatening” severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Sioux Falls and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning lasts until 5:30 pm, according to the NWS.

Winds are expected to be up to 80 mph and a penny-sized hail is possible, according to the NWS. A tornado is also possible during this time.

In the area are Sioux Falls, Brandon, Dell Rapids, Harrisburg, Wakonda, Canistota and Madison, according to the warning.

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