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September storm downs trees, power lines in the south Twin Cities metro area

Storms blew through with damaging winds on Monday afternoon.

A severe storm that blasted through the Twin Cities metro area just after 2 p.m. on Monday caused damage in some areas. 

The storm went through the west metro and then reached severe limits as it blasted through southeastern suburbs with winds of 60 mph, leaving reports of downed trees and power lines in some communities. 

Eagan police tweeted video of the storm as is went through. 

Law enforcement in Rosemount and Apple Valley have also called in reports of trees and power lines down. As of 4 p.m. there were more than 4,000 homes without power because of the storms. 

The extent of the damage is unclear at this point, but we'll provide an update once more information is available. 

More storms overnight

The line of storms that moved through is the first wave of storms possible across southern Minnesota on Monday. Another batch of storms is expected to develop after dark and pose a large hail threat, according to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar, with this model showing what COULD happen beginning around 8 p.m. 


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