Damaging winds possible as severe storms to hit Twin Cities this morning

There were reports of trees down in Glenwood, Minnesota, earlier this morning.
Radar imagery from about 5:45 a.m. 

Radar imagery from about 5:45 a.m. 

An intense line of strong and severe storms is blasting across Minnesota and is likely to arrive in the Twin Cities sometime around 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

The line of storms is the reason the Storm Prediction Center increased the severe risk from marginal to slight around 3 a.m., also issuing a severe thunderstorm watch across Minnesota, including the entire Twin Cities metro area.

A severe thunderstorm warning for the Twin Cities was then issued at 6:30 a.m.

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Damaging winds of 60-70 mph are possible, though damaging winds will be scattered in nature and not everyone will be on the receiving end of intense downbursts. 

If the morning storms clear out and allow the atmosphere to destabilize, there could be another round of strong or severe storms Tuesday afternoon. Some of those storms would be capable of producing tornadoes, according to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. 

We'll have more as the day continues. 

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