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More strong, severe storms possible Monday in Minnesota

It's going to be another hot and humid week in Minnesota.
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Thunderstorms were booming across parts of the Twin Cities metro area Monday morning while soaking rains drenched southwestern Minnesota, and there could be more in the works for later in the day. 

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has placed a wide area of central and southern Minnesota in a slight risk for severe storms amid what's again expected to be a hot and humid day with temps soaring towards 90 degrees and dewpoints making the sweat begin to drip as soon as you walk outside. 

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While the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service's forecast discussion said the slight risk is "mainly for a round of storms already ongoing that is set to move through by the afternoon," those storms are quickly dying out as of 8 a.m., which has led to the SPC to look toward a greater severe threat by mid-afternoon. 

The SPC is watching for the potential of storms rapidly developing in eastern South Dakota and southwest Minnesota, with those storms then pushing off to the east-southeast. Such a scenario can be seen in the 8 a.m. future radar simulation from the HRRR computer model. 

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That said, the weather service isn't ruling out the possibility of what's left of the morning storms in southwest Minnesota re-intensifying by mid-morning. It's just another possibility, really. 

Large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain are the main concerns with any storms that reach severe levels, while tornadoes are considered extremely unlikely in Minnesota on Monday. 

The next solid chance for strong storms is expected late Wednesday, with the SPC already placing a good chunk of Minnesota in a Day 3 slight risk outlook

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