Slight risk of severe storms sunset Friday to sunrise Saturday

While the risk for severe storms is not that high officially for the Twin Cities metro and much of Minnesota, there are signs that a line of storms could bring very gusty winds and some locally heavy rain to a usually pretty quiet part of the day which could be alarming to some unsuspecting folks. A few isolated storms will develop in west central Minnesota toward sunset Friday, and these storms will stay west of the metro before congealing with a line of storms that will push out of South Dakota after midnight and push eastward through the entire viewing area early Saturday morning.

It is these storms that run the risk for gusty winds of 50 mph to 75 mph and some very heavy rain. These storms should be diminishing as they reach the Twin Cities, however may hold together long enough to produce some 50 mph to 60 mph gusts and lots of thunder in the Interstate 35 corridor

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Key times: 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (2 a.m. to 7 a.m. in the metro).

Key Location: Western Minnesota.

Key Risk: 60 mph+ winds and locally heavy rain.

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