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Line of strong storms impacting Minnesota Wednesday morning

Will the storms hold together by the time they reach the metro?
A view of the radar at 8:20 a.m.

A view of the radar at 8:20 a.m.

It's been a loud morning in western Minnesota as a line of strong storms has moved in from the Dakotas, and as of 8:20 a.m. was pushing through the heart of Minnesota about 90 miles west of the Twin Cities. 

The big question is if the storms will hold together or weaken by the time they reach the metro. For now, the National Weather Service says the storms were located from near New London to Wabasso and moving east at about 30 mph. 

"Winds in excess of 40 mph and dime size hail are possible with these storms," the NWS said. "Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm."

The future radar simulation from the HRRR model shows an expected weakening trend with the storms. However, the Twin Cities office of the NWS said there are now more indications that the line will hold together further east than originally expected. 


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