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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Northland

Severe thunderstorms are moving through parts of the Northland this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Twin Ports, the Interstate 35 corridor, Iron Range, North Shore and all of Northwestern Wisconsin until 10 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible.

As of 3 p.m., one line of strong storms was situated over the Interstate 35 corridor south of Cloquet, moving north. It had prompted a severe thunderstorm warning for Pine and southern Carlton counties until 3:15 p.m. for the possibility of winds to 60 mph and nickel-size hail.

Another batch of storms had prompted a warning for Washburn and eastern Douglas counties until 3:15 p.m.. Those storms produced quarter-size hail near Trego at about 2:30 p.m.

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