Severe weather rolls through parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, winds reach 60 mph

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Photo credit Rachel Olmanson in Shakopee, Minn.

As October opens with a week of strange weather, Minnesota and Wisconsin are dealing with some severe weather and subsequent damage.

At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, a massive 40-degree swing in temperatures spread from northwest to southeast Minnesota. As the cooler air blows in from the northwest, wind speeds reached up to 60 mph in some areas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Pierce and St. Croix counties until 6:30 p.m. 

Viewers reported 55 mph winds in St. Paul, and 52 mph winds in Eden Prairie that took down part of a tree.