SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two tornadoes were confirmed tonight in eastern South Dakota near Hayti and Erwin.

Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post reported: There has been minor reports of tree damage in the Bryant area from thunderstorms that moved through. Power is currently out in Bryant but is expected to be restored this evening.
The sheriff’s office had the sirens activated in every community due to reports of confirmed tornado sights. The sirens in Lake Norden did not go off because the siren is down due to the fire at fire hall back in May.

A front moving across South Dakota is bringing with it severe weather. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota until 11:00 p.m. Expect strong winds, hail and heavy rain.

There is a slight risk, in yellow, in eastern KELOLAND. The marginal risk, in green, surrounds the slight risk and reaches southwestern South Dakota. In eastern KELOLAND large hail and strong winds will be the main threat. The threat of severe weather diminishes after sunset in western South Dakota, but in eastern KELOLAND, the threat continues into the overnight hours.

You can track storms for yourself using a variety of resources from KELOLAND.

Check your KELOLAND Storm Tracker app for hour-by-hour forecasts, live radar information and get alerts when severe weather is in your area.

We’re also active on social media so you can follow @KELOLANDWeather on Twitter for more timely updates or KELOLAND Weather on Facebook for big picture weather warnings. 

For your inner storm chaser, our live cams stream what’s happening live all over KELOLAND, so you can catch a glimpse of the storms from across the area. 

If you take photos of the storms or any damage, share them with us by emailing or using #KELOwx on Social Media.