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Periods of showers and thunderstorms today

Severe thunderstorm watches for southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin

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Periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected this Saturday across much of southern and central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  Some areas will see heavy rain and flooding is possible. Strong thunderstorms and a few severe thunderstorms will be possible.  A severe thunderstorm watch continues in southwestern Minnesota until 11 a.m. this Saturday.

A severe thunderstorm watch continues until 4 p.m. for much of southern Minnesota and portions of Wisconsin:

Updates on the severe thunderstorm watches will be issued by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

SPC shows a marginal risk of severe weather today and tonight in the Twin Cities metro area, which means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible:

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Severe weather outlook Saturday and Saturday night
NWS Storm Prediction Center

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you’ll also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

You can see the recent local NWS radar loop here. The recent radar loop for southwestern Minnesota can be found here, and the southeastern Minnesota loop here. The northeastern Minnesota radar loop and the northwestern Minnesota radar loop are also available.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.