Weather with Sven Sundgaard: Higher end severe weather possible Friday

Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds will be possible.
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Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is tracking the potential for some nasty storms Friday in Minnesota, with tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds all possible. Sven has the details in the video above, which he's bringing to you from a lake! 

More on Friday from Novak Weather and the NWS

Friday is shaping up to be a potentially wild day of strong and severe storms, with the National Weather Service saying all modes of severe hazards – tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds – are possible. 

As of Thursday, still more than 24 hours before the Friday storms are expected to develop, the area of greatest risk for tornadoes and possibly very large hail appears to be in the heart of Minnesota (as is outlined in red in the map below), while a damaging wind threat is expected to be the main concern as storms blast into eastern Minnesota. 


The map above is nearly identical to the map Novak Weather released Wednesday, calling Friday's conditions "volatile" and noting that there could be "widespread severe weather." 


The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the NWS says: "A higher end severe weather event is possible Friday and Friday evening with tornadoes and very large hail initially, followed by damaging winds."

Don't forget about Thursday's severe threat up north

"Severe storms tonight, mainly across northwestern MN into Fargo/Moorhead area. Hail to 2" and tornadoes possible early, then winds to 75mph," said the Grand Forks office of the NWS. 

Here's where the storms are forecast to be the most intense: 


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