The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 2:00 AM for a large section of our listening area including Rochester.

Thunderstorms are likely across the region tonight, with large hail and damaging winds possible. Winds could gust as high as 70 miles per hour this evening so make sure to secure everything you have outside like garbage cans.

A Flood Warning also remains in effect for a large portion our listening area. Minor flooding is occurring or expected. Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles.