Some damage, power outages from Friday night storms

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Thousands remained without power Saturday morning in the Twin Cities metro after heavy storms crawled across Minnesota on Friday night.

There are some reports of trees downed by the high winds, while heavy rain was reported west of the Twin Cities.

Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to affected areas.

In St. Cloud, an Aug. 14 record three inches of rain fell overnight, but, like other areas socked by the storm, there are no reports of flooding.

Officials at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen say spotters reported several tornadoes in the western part of the state.

--️ Check out this maybe-too-close-for-comfort view of a tornado in central #Minnesota on Friday evening. This is approximately 65 miles west of #Minneapolis. #MNwx pic.twitter.com/zU0zfSICPm

— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 15, 2020

In Minneapolis, heavy rain forced the Twins to call off their scheduled game with Kansas City at Target Field, where tornado sirens could be heard late Friday.

-- VOLUME UP ----️ #Tornado sirens were blaring Friday evening in #Minneapolis as rotating thunderstorms rolled through the Twin Cities. #MNwx pic.twitter.com/3SV7qh8JBE

— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 15, 2020

With the storms out of the way, the National Weather Service is predicting nice weather into the middle of next week, with sunny skies and temperatures into the low 80's.