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Some severe weather possible in southeast Minnesota on Wednesday

Temps behind the cold front will struggle to get out of the 60s.

Widespread severe weather is not expected Wednesday in Minnesota, but isolated storms could reach severe levels during the afternoon hours in southeast Minnesota. 

According to the National Weather Service, the area with the best chance at strong-to-severe storms is south and east of a line from Albert Lea to Red Wing to Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

That's where the Storm Prediction Center has placed a marginal risk for severe storms, with the primary threats being large hail and damaging winds. 

In terms of timing, storms could begin to develop after 2 p.m. 

Behind the cold front that is sweeping through Minnesota there will be much cooler temperatures, with highs struggling to get out of the 60s in central parts of the state. 

Thursday will be flat out gorgeous with highs in the low-to-mid-70s, but don't take your fall clothes out of the moth balls just yet.

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A big time warmup is on its way and should arrive in time to bring temps close to 90 degrees Friday-Sunday, although areas that receive rain/storms won't get that hot each day. 

Severe storm chances will increase with the heat and humidity Friday night through Sunday, and we'll have more on that as the days get closer.  

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