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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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Strong storms possible in Minnesota Thursday, Friday

The better severe threat may be Friday, according to forecasters.

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'Very large hail and damaging winds' possible with severe storms Thursday

Severe weather is likely in parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Storms possible across MN Friday, Saturday; gorgeous Sunday

Best chance for severe storms is in northwest Minnesota. Lower chances in the metro.

Severe storms with large hail, strong winds possible Thursday

Western Minnesota has the best chance for severe storms.

Damaging severe storms possible in southern Minnesota

Another round of storms could develop Friday afternoon and evening.

Still not done with severe weather? Storms possible Sunday, Monday

Nearing October, the strong storm threat continues.

Next threat for severe storms in Minnesota arrives Thursday

The weather service is anticipating a chance for a line of severe storms.

Rain early, then redeveloping storms could be more intense

The severe threat extends from Mankato to the Twin Cities and southeast.