Storms topple trees, knock out power to 67,000

Storms knocked out power to about 67,000 people around the Twin Cities metro as storms rolled east into Wisconsin. It'll be hot and muggy Tuesday, with more storms possible Tuesday night. The forecast calls for a cooler Wednesday.

Severe thunderstorms overnight across the Twin Cities metro wreaked havoc once again, toppling trees and knocking out power, WCCO reports. Xcel Energy reports more than 67,000 customers early Tuesday were without power across the Twin Cities metro. That included areas of Bloomington, Prior Lake, areas of St. Paul, Oakdale, Woodbury, Hastings and Eagan.

There was a flash flood watch in effect through Wednesday, the National Weather Service says, for an area that includes the Twin Cities.

Thunderstorms are pushing north and east Tuesday morning, KARE 11 says. Skies will clear and it will be a hot, humid day with highs in the low 90s. More storms will develop later Tuesday night into the first part of the overnight, KARE says. Some of those storms could be strong, especially in western Minnesota.

For Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are likely, the National Weather Service says. It'll be cooler – partly sunny, with a high near 75. New rainfall amounts could be between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch.

Here's more of the forecast from KARE:

KSTP has some images of the storm aftermath:

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