Scattered rain for southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities this evening

Spotty storms Wednesday with a severe risk returns Thursday.

Severe weather risk areas
Severe weather risk areas Thursday.
NOAA

Radars across Minnesota will get a little bit of work this week.

Our first rain area moves across southern Minnesota Tuesday. Areas south of the Minnesota River have already seen soaking rainfall Tuesday. Showers will develop further north and east toward the Twin Cities through Tuesday night.

NOAA’s NAM 3 km resolution model below paints the spotty shower and thunderstorm coverage through midnight tonight/Wednesday.

NOAA NAM 3 km model
NOAA NAM 3 km model.
NOAA via tropical tidbits

A weak front crosses northern and central Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. NOAA’s NAM 3 km model develops a broken line of storms along the frontal zone from northern Minnesota about as far south as the Twin Cities by Wednesday evening.

NOAA NAM 3 km model Wednesday
NOAA NAM 3 km model between 3 pm and 7 pm Wednesday.
NOAA via tropical tidbits

High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will reach the lower 70s in southern Minnesota with cooler air up north.

Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
Forecast high temperatures Wednesday.
NOAA

Severe risk Thursday

The best chance for severe storms this week arrives Thursday. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center paints the risk zone across central and southern Minnesota Thursday. The best chance for storms at this point looks to be from late afternoon through Thursday night.

Severe weather risk areas
Severe weather risk areas Thursday.
NOAA

Grab an umbrella or rain cover if you’re heading out this evening from the Twin Cities southward.

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