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Rain chance begins late Sunday in the metro area; parts of western Minn. will see the rain sooner

Lightning strike injures golf spectators in Atlanta

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We kept our weather winning streak going on Saturday, but our Sunday weather looks a bit unsettled. 

Sunday will be breezy, with rain chances starting in the morning in western Minnesota. The Twin Cities metro area, and other spots in eastern Minnesota plus western Wisconsin, could see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.  Periods of rain with a few embedded thunderstorms are expected across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin overnight Sunday night and Monday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential rain pattern Sunday morning through Monday afternoon:

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NOAA NAM simulated radar Sunday morning through Monday afternoon
Tropicaltidbits.com

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.

Temperature trends

Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see highs in the 70s Sunday afternoon, but there could be a few pockets of upper 60s to the northwest and near Lake Superior:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Our average Twin Cities high temp is 79 degrees this time of year.  Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the mid 70s on Monday, followed by lower 70s Tuesday, around 70 Wednesday, and lower 70s Thursday and Friday.

Play suspended, then lightning strikes in Atlanta

Lightning struck at the PGA TOUR Championship event in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday afternoon:

This was posted by the PGA Saturday afternoon:

Here are additional details According the the PGA:

ATLANTA – Saturday’s third round of the TOUR Championship was suspended after six fans were injured following a lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club. Play was suspended for the day and will resume at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

A storm caused play to be halted at 4:17 p.m. Saturday, shortly after the final group of Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka completed the fifth hole. There were two lightning strikes 28 minutes later. One strike occurred near the maintenance area, while another struck a tree near the 16th tee. Debris from that strike injured six people.

Five fans were transported from the property via ambulance to area hospitals for further medical attention. One other fan was treated and released on-site and did not require transportation to a hospital.

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.