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Severe storms threaten Minnesota on Sunday

It's also the return of 90-degree weather.

Clusters of strong to severe storms in northern Minnesota on Sunday morning will set the stage for another round of powerful storms Sunday afternoon. 

According to the Storm Prediction Center, storms will develop this afternoon in the eastern Dakotas and northwest Minnesota. These storms could produce damaging winds, frequent lightning and large hail, although the hail threat should diminish as the storms begin trekking to the east and southeast. 

The storms are expected to weaken below severe levels as they reach the Twin Cities after midnight. 

Here's a simulated future radar from 2 p.m. Sunday through the early morning hours Monday. This GIF displays what could happen, not what will happen. 

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Abundant sunshine is expected in areas not getting hit by the morning storms, and that'll allow temperatures to rise into the 80s and low 90s across much of the state, including the Twin Cities where a high of 90 is forecast for Minneapolis. 

In addition to the heat, dew points will rise into the upper 60s and low 70s, bringing heat index values in eastern Minnesota into the mid-90s and close to 100 in west-central Minnesota.  

Temps could reach close to 90 degrees through Wednesday or Thursday across southern Minnesota. 

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