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Severe storms threaten southern Minnesota on Saturday

Storms are expected to fire up in southwest Minnesota by early afternoon.

Friday's severe storm threat turned out to be a dud, but another round of storms could be primed to reach severe levels on Saturday. 

Parts of southwest and south-central Minnesota have been placed in a slight risk for severe storms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and maybe brief tornadoes. A slight risk is essentially a level 2 risk on the weather service's severe scale. 

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Strong storms can't be ruled out in the Twin Cities metro area, but areas to the southwest have a better chance of feisty storms developing. 

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Here's the simulated future radar (may not load in all browsers), showing storms developing by early afternoon and moving east/southeast through the evening. 

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Not much more to say at this point, so stay weather aware this afternoon. 

Sunday will be cooler with highs in the 60s and low 70s, with some early showers giving way to a mostly pleasant day. Monday through Friday next week will bring multiple rain and storm chances, but not a total washout. 

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