The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for a portion of western and central Minnesota until Noon.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Douglas, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, and Todd Counties (+more) in Central Minnesota.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph, and frequent lightning are possible in and near the watch area this morning.

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From the National Weather Service this morning: Storms are expected to move across Minnesota and Wisconsin this afternoon into evening. The main risk will be for damaging winds, but large hail and isolated tornados are also possible.

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