Thunder Risk Shifts South/East of Metro (low 90s again Monday)
July 7, 2013 — 9:29pm
Storm Risk Diminishes For The Metro Area. NWS Doppler at 9:28 shows a band of heavy T-storms from St. James to Mankato and Faribault, lighter showers east metro pushing into western Wisconsin. A Severe Storm Watch remains in effect far southwestern MN until 1 am.
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