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Strong to severe storms rolling through southern Minnesota on Saturday

Another stormy day in Minnesota on Saturday.
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Another thundery day in Minnesota is in progress with more severe storms possible as the day goes on.

Large hail and damaging winds pounded central and eastern Minnesota on Friday. Now, it's southern Minnesota's turn Saturday – and it's already happening as severe thunderstorm warnings were impacting several counties in both southwestern and southeastern Minnesota. 

The storms in southwestern Minnesota are expected to move east through south-central Minnesota, where they could still pose a risk of damaging winds and hail. 

Here's the simulated future radar from the HRRR model (GIF may not load in all browsers), which shows storms lasting in southern Minnesota – especially southeast Minnesota – through most of the day. 

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The Storm Prediction Center has placed about the southern quarter of the state in a slight risk for severe storms. A rogue storm could reach severe levels in the Twin Cities, but even if storms aren't severe they'll be capable of heavy rain and frequent lightning. 

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The rain is very welcomed as temps Saturday morning are in the low to mid 60s, which is damn near half of what the heat index was on Friday afternoon. 

Next week looks fantastic, with lower humidity and temps in the 70s and 80s and very little rain in sight. 

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