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The sky could get a bit unruly Sunday afternoon as a threat of severe thunderstorms exists in central and eastern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities metro area. 

"Thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front later today over east-central Minnesota, and move eastward into west-central Wisconsin this evening. Some of the storms could become severe with large hail and damaging winds the main hazard," says the National Weather Service. 

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The Storm Prediction Center expects storms to develop sometime around 5 p.m. 

"The environment will conditionally support supercells capable of producing large hail up to 1.75 inch diameter and damaging thunderstorm gusts of 60-70 mph," the SPC says, noting that a "tornado or two" is also possible. 

The HRRR model shows temperatures rising into the upper80s to near 90 degrees in the Twin Cities by 4 p.m., with dew points in the 60s. Here is the HRRR future radar, which shows storms firing along a cold front between 4-6 p.m. 


We'll have updates if the National Weather Service changes the forecast or issues any watches. 

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