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Severe Weather Possible Saturday and Sunday

Severe thunderstorms with large hail and strong winds will be possible over southwest into south central Minnesota this evening.

The National Weather Service – Twin Cities this morning posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of the metro area later today and tomorrow, including Scott, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

A strong low pressure system will bring a warm front north into the region today with partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 71.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop over Iowa and Nebraska this evening and lift northeast across much of the area. Severe thunderstorms with large hail and strong winds will be possible over southwest into south central Minnesota this evening and then in central Minnesota overnight. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. 

Thunderstorms will again be possible into Sunday as a low pressure system and cold front sweep east. The greatest threat of severe thunderstorms Sunday will occur over east central Minnesota around noon and then move rapidly east into western Wisconsin.

Extreme southern Minnesota is also under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms that are part of a forecast calling for a likely outbreak of tornados in parts of Kansas and Oklahoma later today.

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