UPDATE. A tornado warning is now in place for part of Dakota County. The warning area includes Lakeville, Farmington, Apple Valley and Rosemount and is in effect until 4. 45 p. m. , according to the National Weather Service. . . DAKOTA COUNTY, MN A tornado watch in effect until 8 p. m. Wednesday night for Dakota County, as well as 13 other counties in Minnesota, the National Weather Service announced. . . Severe thunderstorms are expected Wednesday night. Large hail, strong winds, or tornadoes are all possible during this type of weather, the weather service said. . . Winds up to 50 mph are possible, according to the forecast. . . An additional wind advisory will be in effect from 7 p. m. to 3 a. m. Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said. . Residents are urged to be careful when driving and secure outside objects. . . Below is the detailed forecast for Thursday via the NWS. This Afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. . . Tonight. Rain and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a slight chance of rain between 3am and 4am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.