The National Weather Service has upgraded tonight's severe weather threat across central Minnesota. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and a few tornadoes will be possible.

Tree and power-line damage, and possibly some structural damage if this system ends up being higher end.

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

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this afternoon: Strong to severe thunderstorms will move into northwest/west central Minnesota this evening, and spread into western Wisconsin around midnight. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats. Locally heavy rainfall and a couple tornadoes are also possible.

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

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