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Fourth of July storms possible in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities

Keep an eye on the weather if you're outside on the Fourth of July.

The Fourth of July forecast for the southern half of Minnesota should be pretty much a carbon copy of the weather we had on Wednesday. 

Scattered storms could flare up during the afternoon and evening hours, but the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities is expecting things to clear up in time for fireworks. 

The storms shouldn't make for a total washout, but they will be widely scattered and nearly impossible to predict because they'll be outflow dominant, which essentially means they quickly flare up and then die down before more storms do the same in nearby areas. Again, very similar to what happened Wednesday. 

There is, however, a small chance that a storm could get intense enough to warrant a severe thunderstorm warning, as one small cell did south of Willmar, Minnesota, on Wednesday. 

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Otherwise, expect a hot and humid day with a high temp in the Twin Cities highs in the middle to upper 80s. The dewpoint is around 70 degrees, making it feel very muggy outdoors. 

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