Storms again Tuesday, including a severe weather risk

Needed rain moves across northern Minnesota

Periods of showers and storms continue across Minnesota Tuesday, bringing an elevated risk for severe weather in southeastern Minnesota.  Outside of storms, the weather remains mostly cloudy, humid and warm.

Tuesday’s forecast

Tuesday morning is starting off very mild, with most of the state in the 60s.  It will stay mostly cloudy, humid, and warm through the day, with highs in the 70s for most of the state, and a few 80s southeast. 

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The entire state is likely to see showers and storms again, and already Tuesday morning, there is a more widespread area of rain in northwestern Minnesota. 

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6:48 a.m. Tuesday radar
National Weather Service

That band will continue east, bringing very needed rain across the northern tier of the state.  Much of northern Minnesota could get around a quarter inch of rain. 

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Rain total forecast through overnight Tuesday
National Weather Service

Showers and storms that develop across southern, and especially southeastern Minnesota will likely bring even higher rain totals, with some amount over an inch possible.  Some of the southeastern storms could also become severe, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours, including the risk for a couple tornadoes to develop. 

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Severe weather risk Tuesday
National Weather Service

The weather pattern becomes drier and less active for most of Minnesota by Wednesday.  That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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