The National Weather Service issued several special weather statements for the metro shortly after the dinner hour on Sunday night as strong storms moved in from the northwest.
Shortly after 7 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was declared for southern Carver County after radar indicated storm about 5 miles south of Waconia could produce quarter-sized hail as it continues to move east at 15 mph. The warning expired at 7:30 p.m.
At 7:19 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was also declared in northern Washington County regarding a storm located 8 miles southeast of Forest Lake that is believed capable of producing half-dollar-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts. The warning will remained effect until 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, a line of strong storms moving southeast at 30 mph threatened to bear down on the metro. Pea-sized hail and winds of up to 40 mph were possible, with heavy downpours visible on radar.
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