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Tropical cloudbursts: Severe risk Wednesday

More risk for severe storms across southern Minnesota.

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Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
National Weather Service

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Our steamy tropical summer air mass continues to deliver torrential tropical downpours. Tuesday’s fare included another shot of flooding rain. Over 2 inches of rain fell in less than an hour Tuesday afternoon. Street flooding in Minneapolis lit up twitter.

Monday’s deluge makes this the 4th wettest year on record so far at MSP Airport. 

Severe risk Wednesday

Wednesday brings another risk for severe storms across southern Minnesota. Once again torrential downpours are possible from an air mass with dew points near the 70-degree mark.

Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
Excessive rainfall risk on July 16 across Minnesota
National Weather Service

The highest risk for severe storms Wednesday favors late afternoon into Wednesday night. Some models develop a bow echo in central Minnesota Wednesday afternoon that could race toward the Twin Cities Wednesday night.

Stay aware for severe weather potential with damaging winds and hail Wednesday evening.