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Thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, are forecast for Memorial Day afternoon in west central Minnesota

The potential exists for a few-hour window of supercells with very strong mesocyclone capable of producing strong tornadoes in the early afternoon in western Minnesota.

Weather forecast May 30, 2022
Weather forecast May 30, 2022 from the National Weather Service.<br/>
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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Memorial Day will bring showers and thunderstorms early before sunrise, then showers through mid-morning and followed by a thunderstorm in the late afternoon in west central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. The showers and thunderstorms will continue before 10 p.m.

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Some storms could be severe in western Minnesota, with large hail and damaging winds. There will be a southeast wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says there is relatively high confidence in the region for an elevated wind threat. The tornado threat across western Minnesota hinges somewhat on the storm mode. The potential exists for a few-hour window of supercells with very strong mesocyclone capable of producing strong tornadoes in the early afternoon.

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