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NEXT Weather Alert: More severe weather possible Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS — Downed trees and power outages litter the metro after severe storms blew through the area Saturday night.

But the severe weather is not over yet – WCCO meteorologist Lisa Meadows reports there’s a chance for more storms bringing damaging wind Sunday evening.

Around 9:40 p.m., over 27,000 Xcel Energy customers were without power across the Twin Cities.

The storm interrupted the fun at the Minnesota State Fair and even led to flash flooding around the fairgrounds.

The fair canceled the Grandstand concert featuring Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, and Bad Bad Habits due to the severe weather. Rides at Mighty Midway and Adventure Park closed early as well as the free stages. 

Reports show wind gusts reached 61 mph near the fairgrounds.

The Metro Transit temporarily shut down the blue and green line trains but has resumed service as of 9:19 p.m.

The storm resulted in multiple tornado warnings around the metro and into Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Dakota and Scott County. Approximately an hour later, a tornado warning was issued for Goodhue County in Minnesota and Pierce County in Wisconsin, which expired at 10:15 p.m.

The tornado warnings were radar indicated.


Source: CBS Minnesota

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