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Severe thunderstorm watch issued in southern Minnesota

Storms are expected to fire Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Potential for severe weather exists in southern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon and evening as a storm system works its way across the region, dumping heavy rain in parts of the state in addition to the threat of damaging winds, hail and a limited tornado threat. 

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The watch includes Mankato, Albert Lake, Red Wing and Rochester, but does not include the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. 


According to the Storm Prediction Center, clusters of storms will develop from west to east across the watch area during the early and mid-evening hours Tuesday. Damaging winds up to 70 mph and hail the size of ping pong balls are possible, along with a couple of tornadoes. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the 2 p.m. HRRR model: 


Here's the latest from Sven Sundgaard on the situation. 

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