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Weather service predicted severe storms on June 14

A cluster of storms with the potential to produce 2-inch hail and tornadoes is expected to move into the Red River Valley later today.

“We’re kind of looking for things to get going here this evening,” said meteorologist John Hoppes, of the Grand Forks National Weather Service.

The storm will move into the valley from the west around 7 p.m., bringing hail up to 2 inches in diameter, wind gusts of 75 mph and possible tornadoes.

Hoppes said the most severe weather will be seen in the northern Red River valley, around Cando and Langdon, N.D. In the south, Fargo and Valley City could see high winds and hail.

Hoppes said Grand Forks is at a moderate risk of the storm and will likely also see high winds and hail. Tornadoes are possible in the area, but he said if they do occur, will more likely stay north of Grand Forks.

Highs in the area will be in the in the lower 80s today and Hoppes said humidity will increase as the day goes on.  

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