17K still without power after Sunday's storm

High winds brought down branches across the metro.

Power is back on for most people after Sunday's storm.

Xcel Energy said Monday morning 17,000 customers in Minnesota still don't have power after strong thunderstorms "caused extensive damage to the power grid."

The storm initially knocked out power to 165,000 Xcel customers, the agency said.

You can check the latest power outages here.

Meanwhile, more storms are in the forecast through Wednesday. Here's the latest:

For more information on the storm, see below. 

Update 1:15 p.m.: Storms calmed down in the Twin Cities by Sunday afternoon, but we're not out of the woods yet.

The National Weather Service says more storms can be expected from the Twin Cities into western Wisconsin this afternoon and evening, with a few of the afternoon storms bringing more damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall.

Farther south, storms may fire along a cold front after 6 p.m. Hail, strong winds, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning are expected.

Storms will taper off this evening, but another round is possible for Monday through Wednesday, especially for the southern portions of the Northland, NWS said. Highs Monday should be in the upper 70s and 80s.

Energy providers are working to restore service after over 130,000 Minnesotans experienced power outages as a result of the heavy winds and trees that took down power lines.

Photos and videos showing freaky-looking skies and yards covered in hail flooded social media Sunday.

There was so much hail in Coon Rapids, city workers had to break out the plows in June.

And the Star Tribune says two weather-related injuries were reported in St. Paul.

Update: Thousands lost power Sunday morning as a severe thunderstorm hit much of central and southern Minnesota with strong winds, heavy rain, and hail.

As of 9:40 a.m., about 13,000 people were without power in Minneapolis, as well as 12,000 in St. Paul, 16,000 in the west metro/Minnetonka area, and 2,500 near Bloomington and Richfield, according to Xcel Energy's Electric Outage Map.

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota until 10: 15 a.m. as the storm moves into west central Wisconsin. The NWS says strong winds and nickel-sized hail could cause damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

The agency recommends staying away from windows and moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or building.

Read the original weather report from Sunday morning below.

The Twin Cities has been hit by a severe thunderstorm Sunday morning, with 60 mph winds causing significant damage.

The system arrived in the metro area around 8 a.m., with the National Weather Service warning people to "take cover" as it passes through.

The NWS said wind gusts of more than 60 mph were possible as well as potentially damaging hail.

A storm warning is in place for the west metro until 9:15 a.m., and for the east metro until 9:30 a.m.

This story will be updated as damage reports come in.

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