The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather today across a large part of Minnesota.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon mainly over central Minnesota into western Minnesota. Extreme southern Minnesota could see severe storms this morning as well.

The most likely time of arrival for the Saint Cloud area looks like this afternoon through the evening hours. The risk of severe weather increases as you move south and east from the Saint Cloud area.

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Today's St. Cloud Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this Morning: The risk for severe storms has shifted south a bit with the latest update. A line of storms is expected to track across southern Minnesota this morning and could produce damaging wind. Addition storm development is possible later today, but a lot of that will depend on how the storms this morning play out.

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