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Photo gallery: Stunning images from Saturday's severe storms

The sky turned green underneath these tornado warning storms.

While southern Minnesota was inundated with torrential rains and heavy thunderstorms on Saturday, areas just south of the Minnesota-Iowa border were hit with tornado warning storms that produced frightening skies, high winds, large hail and flooding. 

BMTN's Joe Nelson was with Severe Studios storm chasers Tim and Kate Purington on Saturday, as they were on the lookout for possible tornadoes in southern Minnesota and eastern Iowa. 

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The first tornado warning was issued to the northwest of Mason City in northern Iowa just after 2 p.m.

The supercell storm continued to produced tornado warnings for the next three hours before evolving into a bowing segment of damaging wind-producing storms in eastern Iowa into Illinois. 

But for all the threat, the mean skies produced little damage, but yielded some stunning images. 

The storms dumped enough rain on the already oversaturated ground that Iowa's Department of Transportation was closing roads, both paved and gravel, due to water running across in low-lying areas. 

The next threat for severe weather comes Monday in Minnesota. More on that to come. 

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Storms are expected to fire up in southwest Minnesota by early afternoon.

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Heavy rain overnight into Friday and then bigger storms possible Saturday.

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It'll also be very sticky outside with heat indices reaching 90-100 degrees.

Severe storms to erupt in Minnesota on Friday

It'll feel like 95-100 degrees before big storms erupt.

Most of MN dropped from severe weather threat Friday

Storm chances could be increasing into next week.

Damaging severe storms possible in southern Minnesota

Another round of storms could develop Friday afternoon and evening.

Storms could bring severe weather to Minnesota on Friday

There's a slight risk of severe storms in western and southern Minnesota.


Severe storm threat: Damaging winds, large hail possible

Keep an eye on the skies Sunday afternoon and evening.