Strong storms roll across Northland
Strong storms developed over the Northland on Saturday afternoon and evening, dropping large hail, downing power lines and prompting several severe thunderstorm warnings.
A particularly intense storm cell moved across Cass and northern Aitkin County. A weather spotter reported golf-ball-size hail near Longville in Cass County at about 4:45 p.m., and a spotter near Hill City reported gusty winds and penny-size hail just after 5 p.m.
As of 8:30 p.m., Lake Country Power reported 3,300 customers without power, with the most significant outages in areas south of Ely, as well as in the Wright and Big Sandy Lake areas of Carlton and Aitkin counties. The utility worked most of last week to restore power to thousands of customers after severe storms swept across the region late Monday and early Tuesday.
Saturday's storms largely missed the Twin Ports.Storms will continue to be possible across the region on Saturday night. Expect cooler conditions on Sunday, with highs in Duluth in the upper 60s to low 70s and a chance of rain.