Potentially damaging late-night storms roll through metro area

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It’s a night to stay #SkyAware, as conditions are ripe for another severe weather outbreak Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Minneapolis, Bloomington and Plymouth until 12:45 a.m., and extended the warning until 1:15 a.m. in Saint Paul, Brooklyn Park and Eagan.

As of 1:00 a.m., storm damage had left close to 15,000 people without power--though just 15 minutes later that number had already doubled to nearly 30,000.

Earlier in the day those figures had almost fully recovered from the force of Sunday's gale, which produced near-record amounts of hail and damaging winds.

This line of thunderstorms formed in the Dakotas early this evening, headed into Minnesota and eventually to the Twin Cities well after sunset. The storms are associated with a cold front that should offer some relief from the heat and humidity we’ve had the past few days.

The late night severe weather outbreak in the metro could feature torrential rains, potentially damaging winds over 60 mph and large hail after a tornado touched down in Morris, Minn. just after 7:00 p.m.

You can see the timing of the storms on the charts above from Fox 9 Meteorologist Cody Matz.