The severe weather threat shifts southeast

Slightly less heat and humidity Thursday

Skies clear across most of Minnesota Thursday with slightly cooler temperatures. However, occasional storms linger in eastern and southern Minnesota, including a continued severe weather risk.

Thursday’s forecast

The storm system that hit central Minnesota with severe weather Wednesday are still moving through parts of the state as of Thursday morning. 

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6:58 a.m. Thursday radar
National Weather Service

The system is slowly moving out, so while skies are clearing across central and most of northern Minnesota, it is the eastern edge of the state, especially the Arrowhead and southeastern Minnesota, that is most likely to see continued showers and storms Thursday. 

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Thursday afternoon precipitation forecast
National Weather Service

Some of the morning storm activity will diminish, then redevelop in the afternoon, and there is a risk for additional severe weather in southeastern Minnesota, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours.

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Severe weather risk Thursday
National Weather Service

Both temperatures and dew points will be slightly lower Thursday. Highs will be in the 80s, and especially for northern Minnesota, drier air has moved, making it far less humid. 

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Thursday high temperatures
National Weather Service

More showers and storms likely move in by Friday night. That weekend 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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