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Severe storms could target the Twin Cities on Monday

Large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two are possible.

After severe storms and drenching rain pounded central Minnesota on Sunday, more of the same is possible Monday. 

According to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, the best chance for severe storms will be Monday afternoon and evening, with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. 

Locations within the slight risk zone on the map below (yellow shading) is where conditions are forecast to be most favorable for severe thunderstorm development. 

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The HRRR model (GIF may not load in all browsers) is painting a picture of explosive storm development mid-afternoon into the evening. Here's the simulated future radar, which is reflective of 2 p.m. through midnight. 

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If it's accurate, the Twin Cities could be in line for potentially severe storms late this evening. Rapidly changing weather conditions are possible, and that could lead to watches and warnings. 

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After Monday, more strong or even severe storms are possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, although details won't be ironed out until each day arrives. But it's going to remain warm and humid with a risk for strong storms. 

The good news, if we can really call it that, is that the rest of the week won't be as hot as it's going to be Monday. Monday is a scorcher, with a heat advisory in place for the 7-county metro area as the "feels like" temperature outside will surge past 100 degrees. 

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