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Severe storms to erupt in Minnesota on Friday

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

Clusters of strong to severe storms are expected to develop across central and eastern Minnesota Friday afternoon or evening, bringing with them a threat for large hail and damaging winds. 

The National Weather Service expects the clusters of storms to eventually congeal into a line of storms capable of producing damaging winds. 

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The tornado threat with Friday's storms is low, the NWS says. 

But there's so much moisture available for these storms to work with that excessive rainfall with a threat of flooding also exists. 

In addition to the threat for severe storms, it'll be extremely hot across southern Minnesota, with heat index values in the seven-county metro area reaching 95-100 degrees, thus the need for a heat advisory, which cautions people to take plenty of breaks and drink a lot of water if outside for an extended period of time. 

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma will release its newest severe weather forecast around 8 a.m. Check back then for updates on which areas of Minnesota stand the best chance for severe storms. 

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