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UPDATED: Severe Weather Possible Tonight & Tomorrow

Thunderstorm chances will increase from the west tonight. Some of the storm may be severe with large hail and damaging winds tonight and tomorrow. Torrential downpours will occur with the stronger storms. Stay tuned to 98.1 for possible severe weather watches & warnings.

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Storms Rumble Through Central Minnesota Early Friday Morning

A line of thunderstorms rolled through Central Minnesota early Friday morning. A severe thunderstorm warning was put in place in Western Wright County from 1:30 a.m. to 2:15 a.m.

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Stormy Weather Possible Across Central Minnesota This Week

Showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening and throughout the week in Central Minnesota.  While today's storms aren't expected to be severe, there is the potential for strong storms.  Keep it tuned to 98.1 Minnesota's New Country for your weather related information.

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Lightning Striking Wendy’s Will Scare the Thunder Out of You

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, which is good news for this restaurant.

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Canadian Wildfires Continue To Pour Smoke Into Central Minnesota

There are more than 100 wildfires currently burning across Canada; mainly in Saskatchewan, but also in Alberta and Manitoba. Smoke from those fires continues to be pumped into Minnesota courtesy of the jet stream. Today should be a bit better, but how long will that last?

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For St. Cloud Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 2:00 AM this morning for Central Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Hinckley, Willmar, and Morris. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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Severe Weather Possible Tonight Across Central Minnesota

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across our area this evening & tonight, and some of those storms could be severe with heavy rain, flash flooding, damaging winds, and large hail possible. Stay tuned to 98.1 FM for any possible watches and warnings.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Central Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8:00 PM tonight for the southeastern quarter of Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Litchfield, Cambridge, Mora, and the Twin Cites. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Through 9 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9 AM this morning for the southern half of Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Willmar, Morris, and the Twin Cities. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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Lightning Strike Caught in Slow Motion Might Be the Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Seen [VIDEO]

I love a good lightning show but this video beats anything I've ever seen.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For St. Cloud Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until Midnight tonight for the southwestern quarter of Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Willmar, Morris, and Marshall. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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Five Crazy Ways to Stay Cool on a Hot Day in Central Minnesota

It's going to be pretty hot out there today, but here are some good tips for staying cool!

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