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Severe storms, large hail possible Saturday evening

The storms are moving northeastward across the state.

So much for that beautiful weather Minnesota had Friday. Parts of the state, like the Twin Cities, had a rainy start to the weekend. And by Saturday evening, areas could see some severe storms. 

Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced storms had started developing in western Minnesota. They'll be moving northeastward across the southern half of the state into the evening. 

The storms are expected to hit areas near St. Cloud and Mankato around 5 p.m., and reach the Twin Cities by 8 p.m. 

Forecasters say some of these storms could be strong to severe, bringing damaging winds, large hail, and even isolated tornadoes. 

Southeastern parts of the state have the highest risk for severe weather. 

This rain should help with the high fire risk the Department of Natural Resources has been warning Minnesotans of. Friday, officials warned people to be extra careful burning fall yard debris due to the dry, windy conditions. 

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