Minneapolis: Strong Storms to Arrive Thursday

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 8, 2014; 4:38 AM ET
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Temperatures will rise and usher in strong storms in Minneapolis this week.

A significant warmup is in store for Thursday with temperatures forecast to climb well into the 70s.

"A strengthening storm will track northeastward toward Minnesota through Thursday," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline.

Showers and thunderstorms will be around Thursday and Thursday night with the greatest chance for a severe storm to move through coming in the late afternoon and early evening.

Large hail and damaging winds will the the main threats from the stronger storms that develop.

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The weather on Friday won't be as severe, but it it will be mostly cloudy and cooler throughout the day.

"As the storm moves away Friday, cooler and less humid air will settle into the area as sunshine mixes with clouds," Mussoline said.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm possible in the afternoon.

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