Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this Saturday evening and Saturday night.
The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has much of southern and central Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a slight risk for severe weather this evening and into tonight.
Here is a graphic depicting the potential for severe weather, courtesy of the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service:
Update Saturday evening August 1, 2015: The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch valid until midnight for much of western Minnesota and parts of central and south-central Minnesota. Damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail are possible in the watch area. An isolated tornado is also possible.
Our Saturday is starting out beautifully, with plenty of sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. Most of the day will be very enjoyable, but be alert to changeable weather from later this afternoon into tonight. An approaching low pressure system and upper level disturbance are expected to ignite some thunderstorms later today, and a few severe thunderstorms are possible. Read more →
Dew points have been down in the comfortable range for the third consecutive breezy day. Scattered thunderstorms have rumbled across the Arrowhead this afternoon, but the rest of the state has been rain-free. July has been quite a wet month for most of Minnesota. My backyard rain gauge recorded 8.40 inches during the month. Nearby Read more →
An unusually strong low pressure system for late July is swirling through Ontario, Canada today. The strong pressure gradient around the spinning low will crank up gale force winds across Minnesota and Lake Superior. Read more →