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Weather service predicted severe storms on June 14

A cluster of storms with the potential to bring heavy rain, hail 2-inches or larger, winds of 75 mph and tornadoes is expected to move into the Red River Valley around 7 p.m. tonight.

“We’re kind of looking for things to get going here this evening,” said meteorologist John Hoppes, of the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks.

The storm is expected to arrive in Devils Lake at about 7 p.m. and Grand Forks by 9 p.m. The storms are expected to run their course by about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

Hoppes said the most severe weather will be seen around Cando and Langdon in North Dakota, where the greatest chance of tornadoes exists. To the south, Fargo and Valley City, N.D., could see high winds and hail.

Hoppes said Grand Forks is at a moderate risk of the storm and will likely also see high winds and hail. Tornadoes are possible in the area, but he said if they do occur they will more likely stay north of Grand Forks.

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