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SEVERE WEATHER

We have had a wide range of temperatures on Independence Day, ranging from the upper 90s to the mid 30s. Some years were also a lot wetter than others.
Morning thundershowers will give way to increasing heat and humidity in the afternoon, June 29. Thunderstorms may develop in the evening and become severe with damaging wind and large hail as the primary threats.
With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.
Strong thunderstorms forming in the warm and humid air ahead of this front will be capable of hail, strong wind gusts, and even a tornado or two this afternoon. This evening, the scattered storms will eventually form into a line which will move through eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

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