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    Severe Storms Threaten Minneapolis on Sunday

    By By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    September 01, 2014, 6:47:42 AM EDT

    Minneapolis is on the front line of a severe weather outbreak this Labor Day weekend as strong and potentially damaging thunderstorms will roll through the area through Sunday night.

    The violent thunderstorms will be part of a widespread outbreak of severe weather.

    A strong storm system emerging from the northern Rockies will combine with a moist, unstable air mass in the Upper Midwest to trigger severe storm development affecting the Minneapolis area on Sunday from the mid-afternoon through the evening hours, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Meteorologist Andrew Crouch said.

    "These storms will be accompanied by dangerous straight-line winds to 70 mph, large hail up to the size of tennis balls, and a few isolated tornadoes," Crouch said.


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    Anyone with outdoor plans on Sunday need to be aware of their weather surroundings and take necessary precautions. Take cover if threatening weather quickly develops.

    Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™ if you are headed out for outdoor events.

    Once the storm system moves through on Sunday, more tranquil weather will settle across the Twin Cities area for the first part of the week.

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    After a shower moves through the region on Monday morning, it will be partly sunny with lowering humidity and highs in the upper 70s.

    It will remain partly sunny with low humidity through Wednesday with daytime highs staying in the high 70s to low 80s.

    It should be a pleasant night for baseball in the Twin Cities with the two-game series between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox on Tuesday and Wednesday at Target Field. Both games are scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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