MINNEAPOLIS -- A band of severe weather swept through the Twin Cities on Saturday, bringing heavy rain, high winds and some hail.

More severe weather was expected Saturday evening, and some parts of the metro area remained under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Firefighters dealt with three fires in Bloomington  and authorities were investigating whether they were started by lightning.

Visitors who were lined up to tour U.S. Bank Stadium during Saturday's open house were quickly ushered inside as the sky grew dark in Minneapolis.

Rochester was under a flood advisory after heavy rain.

And in Ely, Duluth and other parts of northern Minnesota, residents and resort owners were cleaning up after recent storms downed trees and left thousands without power.