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Severe storms to bring strong winds, heavy rain to Minnesota on Sunday

The storms are expected to arrive mostly in the afternoon.
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Widespread thunderstorms have the potential to bring damaging winds and heavy rain across much of Minnesota starting Sunday morning, with isolated tornadoes also possible.

The National Weather Service says storms will develop in the morning, spreading across  central and southern Minnesota into the afternoon.

The heaviest rain is expected to fall across western and central Minnesota, where up to 2 inches could fall, with the Twin Cities is in the lower end of the range, with 0.25 to 0.5 inches of rain expected.

However, an area of Minnesota has been upgraded to having a "slight risk" of severe thunderstorms on Sunday, with much of the state originally being in a "marginal risk" area.

Here's a look at the radar on Accuweather as of 9:30 a.m.

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"The primary risks include isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts," the NWS said.

The Twin Cities Forecast Discussion says that any tornado threat will come with the stronger storms, but "the larger threat will be wind damage," particularly in the evening.

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