Xcel Energy says nearly 140,000 customers are without power in Minnesota following severe thunderstorms.

Xcel Energy says nearly 140,000 customers are without power in Minnesota following severe thunderstorms.

The company reports about 1,500 outages affecting about 139,600 customers before 7 a.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service says some parts of Minnesota got 4 to 5 inches of rain in just a couple hours. More storms are expected tonight.