Line of storms could blast through Minnesota Friday night

Strong storms could roll through late Friday into early Saturday.
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An intense line of storms could roll through Minnesota late Friday through the early morning hours on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says the severe threat is tough to judge at this point, but they do believe a line of storms similar to the one that roared through the center of the state earlier this week could make its way across the southern half of the state from west to east. 

The line of storms earlier this week produced wind gusts up to 60 mph and resulted in severe thunderstorm warnings up and down the state. 

The big question with this latest system is where the storms fire.

NOAA's North American mesoscale forecast model shows a line of storms ripping through Friday into the wee morning hours of Saturday. 


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In the Twin Cities, Saturday could start out wet and stay mostly cloudy with a high of 80. Sunday looks like the better day of the weekend with a high near 80 with partly sunny skies. 

More storms are possible on Monday and some of them could be severe. 

Check back for updates after 3 p.m. when the NWS updates the storm chances. 

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