Fridley, Anoka County and parts of central and southern Minnesota are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m. Saturday.
The National Weather Service made the announcement at 6:40 p.m. Friday.
That was 17 minutes after the NWS issued a special weather statement about a sudden storm near New Brighton.
A weeklong heat wave is coming to an end Friday evening, according to forecasters, with milder temperatures expected over the weekend.
How did you survive the week of record high temperatures and fierce humidity? Leave a comment below.