The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather across central Minnesota this afternoon & evening. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, excessive rainfall, and frequent lightning will be possible.

Be weather aware, and stay tuned to 98.1 for possible watches and warnings.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this morning: Isolated severe storms are possible today into this evening, mainly from east central MN across western/northern WI.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekdays 5:30 to 10 am.