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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Pine, and Burnett counties until 1 PM this afternoon. This means that any thunderstorms that develop later this morning and into the afternoon will have the potential for large hail (1"+) and damaging wind (60mph+ gusts). Have a plan to take shelter should storms threaten your location. Follow us on Twitter (@NWSDuluth) for more frequent updates, and ensure you have multiple ways to receive warnings (such as NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio/TV, smartphone apps, etc.) should storms become severe.
A round of showers and thunderstorms will develop later this morning and continue through the afternoon. The best chances of severe thunderstorms will be along and south of a line from Brainerd to Hayward to Park Falls, with the primary hazards being large hail, damaging winds, and frequent lightning. Some heavy downpours are also possible with these storms. Make sure to be weather-aware today, and seek appropriate shelter if severe weather strikes!