Update: Parts of west central Minn. in tornado watch until 4 p.m., thunderstorm and heat advisories out for parts of state
Update 1 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Minneapolis says much of west central Minnesota, including Willmar, faces a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening.
This thunderstorm threats is due to a low pressure system and cold front moving through the state. The airmass will continue to destabilize this afternoon as an area of clearing moves into southern Minnesota towards the Twin Cities and on into western Wisconsin.
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