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More storms possible late Tuesday in western Minnesota

Eastern Minnesota could be spared this time around.

Southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin were hit hard by storms producing torrential rain Sunday into Monday, and Monday night into Tuesday morning featured c central parts of Minnesota taking the brunt of heavy thunderstorms. 

Now it appears that it's western Minnesota's turn to face Mother Nature, as storms that explode in the Dakotas Tuesday afternoon and evening are forecast to push eastward into Minnesota late Tuesday through early Wednesday. 

Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds the primary hazard. But again, storms could train over the same areas, leading to isolated flooding. 

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The Twin Cities isn't in line to be hit hard this time around. Instead, the big question for the metro is if the storms will be able to hold together by the time they reach eastern Minnesota. But as you can see in the radar simulation from the HRRR model below, that doesn't look all that likely at this point. 


However, as the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service said in its morning forecast discussion, the computer models are all over the place, so there is certainly room for flexibility and forecast adjustments. 

Another bout of storms could impact parts of central and northern Minnesota on Wednesday evening, after which the forecast looks to dry out for the most part into next week, according to the NWS. 

Though it might dry out, the heat and humidity will still be on as temps in the mid-80s to mid-90s appear possible through next week. 

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