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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Stormy weather may disrupt the holiday plans for southern Minnesota residents - but only for a short time.

A line of thunderstorms has been moving across the southern half of the state since early Sunday.

It has already produced 1 - 2 inch sized hail and rain in some areas in southwest and south-central Minnesota.

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The line is expected to move easterly through the rest of the morning and then into Wisconsin by early afternoon. A thunderstorm watch has been issued for the region through 1:00 Sunday. After the storms exit, very warm and humid air will move in.

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Very strong winds were common across southern Minnesota for several hours on Saturday with gusts as high as 50 mph in some areas. The Rochester airport recorded a peak wind gust of 47 mph.

 

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