Severe storms tore through central Minnesota and the north metro area Saturday night.
Strong gusts of more than 40 miles per hour tour down trees and power lines
Dispatch officials at the Anoka County and Chisago County sheriff's offices said crews responded to dozens of reports of downed power lines.
Aitkin County also saw minor flooding from heavy rains, according to dispatch officials.Lent Township off of Falcon Ave. pic.twitter.com/BQj1I6Cz0n-- Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) June 26, 2016 North Branch got the brunt of it. #tweetalong pic.twitter.com/GZSsU1wK0X-- Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) June 26, 2016 Trees down. Power is out in some places. This is the biggest one down we've seen. FDs and power companies are out. pic.twitter.com/hJqjKihh1Z-- Chisago Co Sheriff (@ChisagoCountySO) June 26, 2016
Strong thunderstorms will fire across the Midwest bringing strong wind gusts and torrential downpours to end the weekend.
El Niño officially came to an end in early June, and experts are calling for a La Niña to develop in its footsteps.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Extreme heat helped trigger several large wildfires in the Southwest while severe weather claimed more than 170 lives in parts of Asia this week.