VIDEO: Tornado confirmed in St. James, Minn. - KMSP-TV

VIDEO: Tornado confirmed in St. James, Minn.

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A tornado watch remains in effect for the metro area, and footage captured west of Mankato on Thursday afternoon shows the storms popping up in the area are capable of producing them.

Tim Purington, an official storm chaser with Fox 9 News and SevereStudios.com, spotted the funnel cloud near St. James Minnesota shortly before 5 p.m. 20 minutes later, a tornado was reported on the ground near Lake Crystal, Minn.

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