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Severe weather, tornado threat for southern Minnesota

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The National Weather Service is watching a regional storm system with the potential for heavy rain, large hail and possible tornados in far southern Minnesota.

The higher threat for tornados is expected in Iowa and creeps up across the Minnesota border to the I-90 corridor, affecting areas like Albert Lea, Fairmount and St. James, according to the agency.

In central and northern Minnesota, NWS says thunderstorms are expected to be "benign" with significant rainfall.

KSTP reports rain will continue through most of the day Saturday with a break in the afternoon.

We're dodging the worst of the storm, the Black Hills could pick up a foot of snow by Saturday, according to the Star Tribune's Paul Douglas.

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