Severe Saturday: Damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes possible in Minnesota

It'll also be very sticky outside with heat indices reaching 90-100 degrees.
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It's southern Minnesota's turn for severe storms on Saturday, after storms with damaging winds knocked down trees and power lines all across northern Minnesota on Friday morning. 

Saturday's threat does include in the Twin Cities, although the Storm Prediction Center says the best risk – an enhanced risk – is in far southern Minnesota into Iowa. 

Areas shaded in yellow have a slight risk for severe storms, while the orange-shaded area has an enhanced risk. 

Areas shaded in yellow have a slight risk for severe storms, while the orange-shaded area has an enhanced risk. 

Storms are expected to develop in eastern Nebraska late afternoon and then move east-northeast. 

"The overall environment will support a mixture of supercells and bowing clusters, capable of large hail, damaging winds, and possibly a tornado or two this afternoon and evening," the SPC says.

The air is still very muggy across southern Minnesota. Heat index values will not be nearly as hot as they were Friday, but they will reach 90-100 degrees across most of southern/southeast Minnesota. 

Heavy rain with storms tracking over the same areas this afternoon into tonight is also a concern, thus a flash flood watch has been issued for extreme south-central Minnesota. 

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