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Severe storms possible in eastern Minnesota, strong tornadoes possible in Wisconsin

Storms are expected to develop in eastern Minnesota and move into Wisconsin.
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Today could be a storm day in the Twin Cities as east-central Minnesota acts as the starting line for what could be some very intense storms in Wisconsin later this afternoon. 

According to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, storms are expected to develop in east-central Minnesota, possibly in and around the metro area, late this morning and early this afternoon and then push into Wisconsin. 

Small hail and gusty winds will be possible when the storms get going, with the NWS Twin Cities suggesting that the best chance of severe wind gusts will be in west-central Wisconsin by early afternoon. The tornado threat should stay east of the Twin Cities, although MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner says one or two can't be ruled out. 

Further east, even more powerful storms could erupt and bring the threat of strong, violent tornadoes, "but cant rule out a brief tornado toward Chippewa Falls or Eau Claire," the NWS says. 

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The Twin Cities is in a marginal risk for severe weather while the slight and enhanced risk zones are in central Wisconsin. Far southeast Minnesota lies within the slight risk area, and any storms that develop there may not come to fruition until after dark. The tornado threat is also much lower in southeast Minnesota. 

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Minnesota stays very wet for another week

Beyond today's storm chances are multiple rounds of rain that could bring flooding chances to parts of the state. 

Current thinking from the NWS is that several more inches, maybe even four or more inches in many locations, should be expected through next Wednesday. 

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