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Video: This tornado- and grapefruit hail-producing storm targets MN today

West-central Minnesota is getting hit with this storm Tuesday morning.

Minnesota is in for more storms on Tuesday and residents have got to hope it isn't as severe as the video below shows.

Stormchaser Reed Timmer took the footage near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, of the supercell that is entering the state right now, with west-central Minnesota the first in the firing line for severe weather.

While in Wyoming the storm produced windshield-shattering, grapefruit-sized hail and generated at least three twisters captured by the Accuweather storm chasers.

As of 7 a.m. the storm is over the Alexandria area though it doesn't have quite the intensity seen in Wyoming, with WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman saying residents can expect heavy rain, lot of lightning and penny-sized hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Stevens County with the storm moving northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

Here's the video Timmer posted (warning – there's the occasional swear-word):

Expect storms tonight

While this morning's storm will eventually dissipate, it will be followed by another line of storms that will move across the state this evening, entering the western half around 7 p.m. and making its way to the Twin Cities metro by 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service says that damaging winds, large hail and "a few tornadoes" are a possibility, with the tornado risk particularly high in the Fergus Falls-Alexandria area.

More storms are possible on Wednesday before conditions improve on Thursday. There is still be a chance of more storms as well as the weekend.

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