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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a large segment of southern Minnesota, though the watch box stops just west and north of the Twin Cities metro area.

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The watch is in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Severe storms will be capable of producing 70 mph winds and large hail up to the side of ping pong balls. A tornado or two is also possible, the NWS says. 

“Clusters of intense thunderstorms, with a history of measured severe gusts, will move generally northeastward into an air mass near and southeast of a front that will support continued threats for severe wind and isolated large hail,” the Storm Prediction Center said.

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