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Early morning hail hits south metro

Heat advisory begins this afternoon

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Thunder woke some of us up well before our alarms were set to go off. Some people in the south metro also had large hail:

Large hail early this morning near Prior Lake.

Here are other large hail reports:

Large hail reports Thursday morning
Large hail reports in the southern Twin Cities metro area Thursday morning.
National Weather Service

Isolated thunderstorms are possible Thursday in the metro area, with a better chance of thunderstorms in parts of northern Minnesota and the far south. 

Thunderstorm chances increase in much of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area, Thursday evening and overnight. Some severe thunderstorms will be possible:

Severe weather outlook
Severe weather outlook Thursday.
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center


Highs will be around 90 to the lower 90s in southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area: 

Forecast highs this Thursday.
Forecast highs this Thursday.
National Weather Service

A heat advisory starts at noon and continues until 7 p.m. Friday:

Heat advisory
Heat advisory from noon Thursday to 7 p.m. Friday.
National Weather Service

This Updraft blog will be updated around midmorning.