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.
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.