The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10:00 pm for the eastern half of southern Minnesota.

Scattered large hail up to two inches in diameter, damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, and frequent lightning are possible in and near the watch area.

This Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Dodge, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele Counties (+ more)  -- as well as the entire Twin Cities metro area.

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Stay weather aware and have multiple ways to receive warnings this afternoon and evening, especially if you have outdoor plans.

There is another chance of thunderstorms Sunday and Sunday evening, and severe weather could be possible once again, but there is more uncertainty this weekend.

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