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Severe storms possible this afternoon in the Northland

After a morning round of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northland, more storms are forecast to develop across the region this afternoon - and some could be severe.

After a morning round of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northland, more storms are forecast to develop across the region this afternoon - and some could be severe.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a slight risk of severe storms this afternoon, with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes possible with any severe storms that develop.

Check back to duluthnewstribune.com for weather updates this afternoon.

This morning's storms prompted a flood advisory for Washburn and Sawyer counties in Northwestern Wisconsin through this afternoon, and provided a natural alarm clock of sorts as thunder rumbled in the skies over Duluth at breakfast time.

Minnesota Power's online outage map was showing at least 1,500 customers without power as of 11:45 a.m. today, with the majority of those near Barnum, and near Island Lake and Gnesen Township north of Duluth.

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Minnesota Power spokeswoman Amy Rutledge said the outages are weather-related, resulting from lightning strikes, and trees falling on power lines. She said crews are out across the area to repair the damage.

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