Severe storms raced across central Minnesota this morning leaving a trail of damage reports and downed trees in their wake. The storm clusters take aim on Minnesota's Arrowhead and northern Wisconsin this afternoon.
Wind damage has been reported in the Brainerd Lakes area today, with trees and power lines down between Brainerd and Baxter. Here are a few select storm reports from the Duluth National Weather Service.
Brainerd [Crow Wing Co, MN] TRAINED SPOTTER reports TSTM WND GST of M69 MPH at 7:05 AM CDT -- THE ANEMOMETER MEASURED WINDS AS HIGH AS 69 MPH. ROOF DAMAGE TO THE HOME OF THE SPOTTER.
1 W Brainerd [Crow Wing Co, MN] UTILITY COMPANY reports TSTM WND DMG at 7:00 AM CDT -- POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN BETWEEN BRAINERD AND BAXTER.
3 W Brainerd [Crow Wing Co, MN] TRAINED SPOTTER reports TSTM WND DMG at 7:00 AM CDT -- EIGHT 6-8 INCH DIAMETER TREES DOWN IN THE VICINITY OF FOREST DRIVE.
The Twin Cities can expect a steamy day today with dew point at the tropical 70 degree mark. Scattered thunderstorms are likely in the metro today at times.
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Weekend fresh front
A major transition to fresh Canadian air sweeps through tomorrow as high pressure builds in behind a strong September cold front.
The weekend will be nothing short of spectacular.