The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather across parts of Central Minnesota this evening & tonight.

A large swath of Minnesota is under a risk for severe thunderstorms, including the western part of the 98.1 listening area. Severe wind gusts and damaging hail are the most likely hazards, but a tornado can't be ruled out.

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From the National Weather Service this morning: There is a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms in western Minnesota this evening and overnight. The main threats are large hail and damaging winds.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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