Severe storm risk in NW Minnesota; Twin Cities may see evening pop-up thundershowers

Cool front sweeps through Minnesota Saturday

Severe weather risk areas
Severe weather risk areas Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Our Friday warm front has arrived. Temperatures have pushed into the 80s across much of Minnesota, and with the heat comes just enough instability to spark some strong to severe storms in northwestern Minnesota Friday evening.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center paints a marginal to slight risk for severe storms for northwestern Minnesota Friday evening. You can see the risk zone on the image at the top of this post.

We may see a few scattered thundershowers pop up around the Twin Cities Friday evening between about 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., but severe weather in the region is unlikely.

The upcoming weekend will get off to a warm start. We should touch 80 degrees before the front sweeps through the Twin Cities around midday Saturday.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday

A cool front sweeping through Minnesota on Saturday will keep temperatures in the 70s by Sunday.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday
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