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Severe Storms to Rattle Minneapolis, Des Moines Tuesday

The threat for severe thunderstorms will shift eastward on Tuesday, pushing into the western Great Lakes by Tuesday night.

These thunderstorms will develop ahead of the same cold front that produced damaging thunderstorms across Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas on Monday.

Breaking: Storms Soak Upper Midwest Tuesday

"Severe thunderstorms will spark from western Ontario down through Minnesota, Iowa, and eastern Nebraska," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee.

Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Duluth, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; and Madison and Thunder Bay, Ontario, may all be rattled by the severe thunderstorms as they blow eastward into Tuesday night.

"The main threats with these storms will be damaging winds, flash flooding, hail, and perhaps an isolated tornado," said Vallee.

Frequent lightning will also be a danger as these storms blast eastward. If you are outside as these storms approach, you should seek shelter to stay protected from being struck.

So far this year, there have been 23 lightning-related fatalities, according to the National Weather Service. Many of these occurred when people were partaking in outdoor recreation.

Settled weather is forecast to return to this part of the county for the middle of the week as the front weakens as it pushes eastward.

This could bring some gusty storms to Michigan late on Wednesday, but the storms at midweek should not be as intense as those on Monday and Tuesday.

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