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Isolated severe storms possible north of Interstate 94 Thursday

Storms were moving through central MN early Thursday morning.

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 radar, as of 7:30 a.m. 

The radar, as of 7:30 a.m. 

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. 

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