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After the storm: Forecast for Fishing Opener, Mother's Day

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A spate of spring storms splattered across the southern and central Minnesota Thursday, bringing hail, heavy rains and high winds – and several reports of funnel clouds.

The tornadoes spotted in southwest Minnesota did little damage and no one was injured, according to reports.

During the afternoon, there were reports of nickel-sized hail, isolated street flooding, uprooted trees, snapped power lines, and weather damage to vehicles, mostly in south and central Minnesota. The Medtronic TC 1 Mile race in downtown Minneapolis was canceled.

A few other highlights: A thunderstorm blasted the Waseca area with winds up to 80 mph, knocking down large trees and blowing out the windows of a few cars, the Star Tribune reported. KARE 11 has a photo of a house after its roof was ripped off in Red Wing, as well as other shots of other storm damage from Thursday.

The forecast for the weekend looks far more calm, but still a bit wet.

Generally, statewide, fishing opener Saturday will start out cool and dry, with some scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms later in the day, forecasters say. Highs in the 60s.

Mother's Day Sunday likely will feature highs in the 60s to around 70, with another chance of showers and thunderstorms mostly in southern Minnesota.

In the metro, expect some unsettled weather patterns, with the most widespread rain Sunday through Monday, the National Weather Service says.

The outlook for northern Minnesota:

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A glance around the state:

Minneapolis:

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 58.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 67. Saturday night: Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Sunday: Showers likely after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Sunday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, chance of precipitation 70 percent. Low 49.

Brainerd:

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Overnight low 36.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Overnight: Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Bemidji:

Friday: Scattered showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind. Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Low 45.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

Rochester:

Friday: Scattered sprinkles before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy, gusts to 29 mph.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 69. Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m., low 51.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Marshall:

Friday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, gusts to 30 mph.
Saturday: A chance of showers before 10 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. High 68.
Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

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