Isolated severe storm threat in far southeast Minnesota on Tuesday; rain for Twin Cities

The best chance for severe storms will be well south of the metro.
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While the Twin Cities is in for a soaking rain Tuesday, locations south and east of the metro could be in for some louder thunderstorm activity as there is a isolated severe threat during the afternoon and evening hours. 

"There could be a few strong to severe storms later this afternoon and evening across southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Stay weather aware and have a way to receive watches and warnings," says the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. 

There is a marginal risk (lower risk) for strong to severe storms from Albert Lea to Rochester, with a slight risk (better chance) in extreme southeast Minnesota and into parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. 

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"Later today, some of the storms may become strong to severe with large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes," explains the La Crosse office of the National Weather Service, adding a map that shows the best chance for severe storms will be from about 2-6 p.m. in Minnesota. 

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The HRRR weather model radar simulation shows thunderstorms developing in the early afternoon and moving eastward before exiting the state. 

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