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Severe storms make their way through Twin Cities

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.
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UPDATE: The tornado warning affecting Hennepin County has now been canceled.

UPDATE: A tornado warning has been issued for Hennepin County, Minnesota's most populous county, until 10:45 p.m., with a radio-confirmed tornado having been reported between Maple Plain and St. Bonifacius, in the western Twin Cities metro.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place until 11:15 p.m. in the Twin Cities, with wind gusts of up to 70 mph and penny-sized hail possible.

7 P.M.

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through eastern North Dakota and are now pushing through western Minnesota are expected to continue racing east-southeast along the Interstate 94 corridor. 

The severe threat has prompted the National Weather Service to issue another severe thunderstorm watch, this one along the I-94 corridor that includes St. Cloud and the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, in addition to parts of southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  

The Storm Prediction Center says "scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 90 mph likely" with the storms. Large hail up to 1 inch in diameter is also possible, and isolated tornadoes embedded in the line of storms can't be ruled out. 

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The storms are expected to reach the St. Cloud area by about 9 p.m. and into the Twin Cities not long after. 


Definitely be weather aware the rest the night as storms will have potential to be quite nasty. 

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