Severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes, giant hail and high winds forecast to rock the Midwest

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Severe thunderstorms are forecast to roll through the Midwest and the upper Great Lakes on Tuesday, bringing possible tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail. 

As many as 51 million people are at risk for severe storms Tuesday from Texas to Michigan, with storms already underway across Nebraska and Iowa.  

The outbreak of storms is forecast to pass through Iowa, northwestern Illinois, northern Missouri, southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, peaking in the afternoon to early evening, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

The greatest hazards include widespread damaging winds — including some that could reach hurricane force — several tornadoes and possible baseball-sized hail.