Strong storms move quickly through state

Strong thunderstorms with gusting winds are moving through the state Thursday afternoon.

Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas reports those storms, which moved into the Twin Cities around 2 p.m., were expected to create difficult driving conditions.

In addition to strong winds, Yuhas said the storms were producing heavy rain, with the possibility of hail. Spot flooding is also a concern, Yuhas said.

Yuhas said rainfall totals between 1 and 3 inches are expected as a result of storms Thursday into Friday, with some isolated areas seeing 4 inches or more.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota State Fair advised visitors to seek shelter as storms approached.

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