Reports of damage, flooding as severe storm rolls through


There are reports of widespread tree damage in southern Minnesota as another round of severe weather sweeps across the state.

The St. James Airport recorded a wind gust of 52 mph Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service tweeted, noting there is "widespread tree damage" in the St. James area. Heavy rain and hail have also been reported.

People in southern Minnesota could see storms throughout the day Wednesday.

The Storm Prediction Center says there's a slight chance of severe weather for the southeastern part of Minnesota. For the latest weather alerts, click here.

The National Weather Service in LaCrosse tweeted the timing of the storm in the southeastern part of the state is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the greatest risk of severe weather south of the Interstate 90 corridor.

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