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Rain and thunderstorms possible tonight in west central Minnesota

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news Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

A low pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms to much of west central Minnesota this afternoon and into Sunday.

The thunderstorms could drop locally higher amounts of rainfall, especially Saturday evening through Sunday.

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A few of these storms could produce some large hail this evening and there is a chance of an isolated tornado this evening along the Interstate 90 corridor.

Many rivers, streams and creeks remain at flood levels due to snow melt runoff. While some of those rivers, streams or creeks may have crested, new precipitation this weekend could lead to ongoing flooding.

The extended forecast for the Willmar area is:

This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind between 10 and 13 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail. Low around 52. Southeast wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South southwest wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind between 14 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a north northwest wind between 22 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

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