Thursday is shaping up to be one of the warmest days in Minnesota in the past couple of weeks, but not before some morning storms pulse through central and east-central parts of the state.
Prior to 7 a.m., Becker and Wadena counties were under severe thunderstorm warnings The storm was capable of producing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail, along with torrential rain and frequent lightning.
Park Rapids and Menahga were in the path of the storm as it moved east-southeast through central Minnesota, later causing a severe thunderstorm warning for Crow Wing County, where it was producing hail up to the size of half-dollar pieces.
The severe threat is marginal but will continue through the morning hours into east-central Minnesota.
It's possible that a rogue storm plows through the metro area, but better chances exist further north. There's also a small chance of storms re-firing in east-central Minnesota this afternoon, but don't cancel plans over it.
Looking down the pipeline, the weather gets more active next week and there could be a couple of days with temps reaching the 80s.