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After damaging storms Thursday, more possible Friday in southeast Minnesota

Areas along and east of Interstate 35 stand the best chance for severe.

Severe storms will threaten Minnesota for a second day in a row on Friday, with damaging winds and hail again the main ingredients for storms that are expected to fire up during the afternoon hours. 

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed southeast Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin in a slight risk for severe weather, with the Twin Cities metro area just outside that zone, but still in a marginal risk. 

The Twin Cities was in a marginal risk on Thursday when storms packing 60+ mph winds blasted through the southern metro, leaving thousands without power, trees and power lines down and even a roof blown off a barn to the west of Waconia, in Carver County. 

Storms Friday are expected to develop along and ahead of a cold front draped across eastern Minnesota, with widely scattered severe storms this afternoon and evening along and east if Interstate 35, the National Weather Service predicts

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There's also concern that storms in west-central Minnesota develop, although the chances of those reaching severe limits are lower. 

We'll have to deal with high heat and humidity again Friday and all the way through Memorial. There's a forecast high of 92 degrees in Minneapolis Friday, followed by 93 Saturday, 95 Sunday and 92 on Monday. 

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