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Small chance of strong storms in western Minnesota Monday night

There's a marginal risk of storms reaching severe levels.
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It certainly doesn't feel like severe weather season in Minnesota, but it's about that time of year again and a few strikes of lightning, rumbles of thunder and perhaps even some hail is possible with storms in western Minnesota Monday evening. 

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of the state in a marginal risk for severe storms, saying "it is conceivable that a couple of the stronger storms could produce hail to near severe levels tonight."

The darker green shade is where some marginally strong to severe storms are possible. 

The darker green shade is where some marginally strong to severe storms are possible. 

The HRRR model doesn't have the storms pushing from the Dakotas into Minnesota until late Monday night, perhaps not until 10 p.m. or later. 

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Tuesday is forecast to bring highs in the mid to upper 60s across southern Minnesota, with a chance of 70 in some places. It hasn't hit 70 degrees in the Twin Cities since Oct. 9, 2019, which was nearly six months ago. 

Meanwhile, cooler temperatures are expected through mid-April. 

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