Power outages as storms roll through, toppling trees

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There are reports that trees and power lines are down, and areas are flooded as Saturday night's storms roll through the state.

High winds, up to 70 mph, passed through western parts of central Minnesota.

People have reported power outages and flooding in the Chippewa County area.

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Xcel Energy has reported dozens of outages impacting more than 4,000 people near Montevideo and Granite Falls. You can see the map of outages here.

Severe weather is possible into Sunday morning.

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for most of central and southern Minnesota as well as northwest and west central Wisconsin, including areas that are still recovering from major flooding earlier this week.

Severe storms and heavy rainfall are possible with potentially up to three inches of rain in some spots and downbursts of wind. The strongest risk is in South Dakota and west central Minnesota.

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The NWS is also warning the same areas of a dangerous heat wave that will arrive in the middle of next week. It's expected to bring temperatures ranging from the 90s to over 100 degrees.

This is due to a "huge" area of high pressure from the desert southwest, the Washington Post says.

Southwestern parts of the United States were recently hit with a record-breaking heat wave. Some areas saw temperatures up to 120 degrees, USA Today reported.

The NWS has more on the heat wave they say may be "one of the worst" in the last few decades. Click here to read more.

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