Thursday brings another chance for severe weather

The fire risk increases in northeastern Minnesota

A cold front moving across Minnesota Thursday is bringing some isolated showers and storms along with it through the morning. Then, into the afternoon and evening it could cause areas of severe weather.

Thursday’s forecast

A cold front that has been making its way through northern and central Minnesota will slowly push through the rest of the state Thursday. 

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Surface analysis of 4 a.m. Thursday data
National Weather Service

It is already bringing a few showers and storms to the state, especially the Arrowhead, as of 7 a.m. Thursday morning.  As the front makes its way south, it is likely to cause scattered showers and storms across southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon and evening, and that includes a slight severe weather risk for southwestern Minnesota. 

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Severe weather risk Thursday
National Weather Service

Wind and hail are the primary threat, but isolated tornadoes are also possible.
Temperatures are starting in the 50s and 60s Thursday morning, and high will be in the 70s and 80s. 

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Thursday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Despite Thursday morning’s rain, conditions in northern Minnesota will be dry and breezy by afternoon, elevating the fire concern in northeastern Minnesota. 

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Elevated fire risk Thursday
National Weather Service

Friday will be drier and cooler behind the front, but more showers and storms are possible over the weekend.  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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