Higher humidity and more instability spread across Minnesota Wednesday, and portions of the state will see strong storms with heavy rain.
Most of Minnesota is starting off seasonable Wednesday, with lows in the 50s and 60s, and just a few 40s along the northern border. Afternoon highs in the 80s will be close to average for southern Minnesota, but above average north.
Part of the warm weather is due to a southerly wind flow that turns breezy for western Minnesota by afternoon and also elevates the humidity.
A storm complex that moved across the Dakotas overnight is impacting western Minnesota as of 7 a.m., bringing heavy rain and the potential for isolated severe weather as it moves east.
Some of these storms should make it to the Twin Cities by late morning, although the activity expected to be less organized by then.
The storms chances Wednesday are likely to miss northern Minnesota, but more widespread showers and storms impact the state Thursday.
That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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