Severe weather possible in MN Wednesday night; heat returns Thursday

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A storm system is moving through Minnesota Wednesday evening, bringing with it a chance for some severe thunderstorms in central and eastern parts of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of the state until midnight.

Thunderstorm warnings are being issued as the storm system is sweeping south from northwestern Minnesota, bringing high winds and large hail. You can see the latest watches and warnings here.

A weather spotter clocked a wind gust at 80 mph in Thief River Falls, according to MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner.

The storms should weaken overnight, but isolated showers or thunderstorms are still possible Thursday morning from the Twin Cities through western Wisconsin.

Higher temperatures, around 90 degrees, along with higher humidity, will move in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.

But a cool front is expected to push through on Sunday, so we should see more comfortable temperatures early next week.

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