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Strong winds knocked down a sign, caused power outages

Spirits of Nisswa is going to need a new sign.

Spirits of Nisswa is going to need a new sign.

The sign got knocked down in a storm Monday night. According to the liquor store's Facebook page, the storm did "quite a bit of damage," noting there were reports of trees down on roadways and power outages.

A hot and humid day made way for severe weather Monday night, with the National Weather Service issuing severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings across central Minnesota during the evening hours.

There were several reports of wind and hail damage across west-central and central Minnesota, the National Weather Service's website shows (see map below). And a few hundred people are still without power across the Brainerd Lakes Area, according to Minnesota Power's website.

The Brainerd Dispatch says there were no reports of extensive damage to property, but strong winds up to 50 mph knocked trees into the roadways, but most has been cleaned up.

There's another chance for storms Tuesday. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will develop in west-central Minnesota in the late morning, and expand to central and southern Minnesota through the afternoon and evening.

The Storm Prediction Center says there's a slight risk of severe weather for the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota (see map below). The main threats are large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall, the National Weather Service says.

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