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Severe thunderstorm watch issued, metro at risk for big storms

Big storms are developing and moving in on the metro.

UPDATE

The storms that impacted the area have moved out. 

Original story, 5 p.m. Thursday

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of southern Minnesota, parts of northern Iowa and west-central Wisconsin until midnight. 

Storms have developed along a line from southwest Minnesota through the northern Twin Cities suburbs and are tracking slowly to the east-southeast. The storms are expected to intensify with some becoming severe. 

Storms that reach severe levels will be capable of producing damaging straight-line winds and large hail, some of which could be two inches in diameter, which is slightly larger than a golf ball. 

Storms are expected to train (like train cars on train tracks) over many of the same areas tonight, thus bringing the risk for flooding – especially in southwest Minnesota. 

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