MN Weather: harsh T-Storm Warnings Issued, Video Taken Of Large Hail …

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Storms featuring large hail and strong wind gusts have pulled by Minnesota as of early Monday afternoon. However, another round of potentially harsh storms are on the way for this Next Weather Alert day.

The first round of storms tracked by the state in the morning from the southwest to the northeast, just clipping the north metro. Many counties were under harsh thunderstorm warnings as the storms moved by. The storm was mostly clear of the state by early afternoon.

Some damage has been reported. In Chisago, strength lines were blown over near the high school. Classes were cancelled.

As storms rolled by the state in the morning, many people reported large hail. In Canby earlier in the morning, Twitter user Tamie captured video of the hail falling.

According to the National Weather Service, there have been preliminary reports of large hail from western Minnesota to eastern Minnesota, north of the Twin Cities. In western Minnesota, some areas reported hail greater than 2 inches.

Next Weather Alert

Around the evening commute time, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., a line of storms could develop just north of the Twin Cities, along the Interstate 35 corridor.

“When we get a line of thunderstorms like this, that is indicative of straight-line winds,” meteorologist Lisa Meadows said.

It’s a thin band, but the storm could pack a punch. In addition to strong winds, hail will again be a threat and the possibility of tornadoes can also not be ruled out.

The line of storms will expand as it moves east, and some storms could pop up in southeastern Minnesota as the line moves into western Wisconsin.

The harsh weather outlook for the rest of today looks to be “enhanced” for the southeastern vicinity of the state, like Red Wing, Winona and Austin. The southeastern side of the Twin Cities is included in that enhanced risk. Slight and marginal risk zones surround that area.

The Twin Cities and areas to the southwest will see high temperatures in the 80s, while up north will be a few degrees cooler due to the rain and cloud cover.

Things will quiet down in the overnight hours, and Tuesday looks dry and pleasant, with a high of 76 and a mix of sun and clouds.

Storms return on Wednesday, and they have the possible to turn harsh.

Thursday could see record highs, with 90 degrees possible in the Twin Cities. After that, temperatures will cool slightly as we head into the weekend.

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