Temperatures turn hot again Wednesday

Storms that move in late bring an isolated severe weather risk

Following a seasonable start, temperatures heat up once more on Wednesday, with a chance for strong storms by the evening.

Wednesday’s forecast

Minnesota is starting Wednesday with temperatures near average lows again, with a few 40s in the Arrowhead, but the rest of the state in the 50s and lower 60s.

The rest of the day shoots back above average though, thanks to winds from the south that could gust over 20 mph, especially in western Minnesota. 

That warm wind flow combined with widespread sunshine pushes high temperatures back into the 80s for most of the state, with a few 90s likely in western and southern Minnesota.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The southerly flow is ahead of a storm system that will bring isolated showers and storms into the state by the evening and overnight. 

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precipitation forecast Wednesday evening
National Weather Service

A couple of those storms may turn severe, with damaging winds and large hail as the primary threat, but an isolated tornado could also be possible.

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Severe weather outlook Wednesday

Parts of Minnesota stay hot and stormy Thursday as well, before seasonably warm temperatures settle in for the weekend. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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