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Strong storms to threaten parts of Minnesota Sunday, Monday

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats with any severe storms.

After a week of nearly perfect weather, Minnesota will again be under a threat of strong storms Sunday and Monday. 

According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), severe storms will be possible Sunday in western and northern parts of Minnesota, with the severe threat shifting into far southern/southeast Minnesota on Monday. 

Tucked in between is the Twin Cities, which will stand a chance for rain and thunderstorms, but the severe risk in the metro is currently forecast to be much lower. That could change depending on the timing of storms, so stay tuned for updates. 

Severe threat Sunday includes parts of Minnesota in a slight risk. 

Severe threat Sunday includes parts of Minnesota in a slight risk. 

The simulated future radar from the NAM 12KM model shows scattered storms across northwest Minnesota Sunday evening, with remnants of storms possible reaching the metro area early Monday morning. Then more storms develop in southern Minnesota on Monday afternoon. 

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Large hail and damaging winds will be the main modes of severe weather Sunday and Monday, although you can never totally rule out a tornado or two. 

Bottom line: If you live in the Twin Cities you're going to enjoy a mostly perfect weekend, with an outside chance of a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, followed by a nice, warm Sunday with a chance of some overnight storms going into Monday. 

Monday could be interesting for the Twin Cities area if the cold front slows down some, but as of now it looks like most of the action will be south and east of the metro. 

The severe threat slides south and east on Monday. 

The severe threat slides south and east on Monday. 

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