ST. CLOUD -- A severe thunderstorm warning was issued early Sunday morning.

At about 3:30 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Benton, Morrison and Stearns Counties until 4:00 a.m. Benton County was extended until 5:00 a.m. but expired early.

Sherburne County was also in a severe thunderstorm warning from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., which also expired early.

The weather outlook for the rest of the day is expected to have cloudy skies, with highs of 83 degrees and more chances of rain --an possible storms -- throughout the day.