It was a beautiful Tuesday, with Minnesota enjoying some of the best weather in the country.
You can expect some wet weather at times overnight, and also on Wednesday.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible in parts of western Minnesota this Tuesday evening, then thunderstorms are expected to become more numerous in western Minnesota Tuesday night.
We’re expecting some strong thunderstorms to spread across much of Minnesota during the overnight hours Tuesday night, and thunderstorms could linger over eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Wednesday morning.
Addition thunderstorms could redevelop Wednesday afternoon and evening , especially over southeastern and northern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.
Some of us could see some severe weather overnight and Wednesday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential rain pattern:
The color chart to the right of the loop refers to the strength of the signal that returns to the radar, not to the amount of rain.
Severe weather outlook
Some severe thunderstorms are possible in Minnesota overnight Tuesday night and also on Wednesday.
The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning (the outlook goes to 7 a.m. CDT) in southwestern Minnesota:
There is a marginal risk of severe weather in the remainder of western Minnesota, plus south-central Minnesota.
Here are the risk categories that are used by the Storm Prediction Center:
On Wednesday and Wednesday night, the Storm Prediction Center shows southeastern Minnesota with a slight risk of severe weather:
The Twin Cities metro area and parts of southern Minnesota have a marginal risk of severe weather Wednesday and Wednesday night, which means that an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible.
Severe weather updates
It’s always good to keep a NOAA weather radio nearby to wake you up if there are severe weather warnings in your area.
Warmer temps ahead
Highs Wednesday will range from the lower 80s in southwestern Minnesota to the 60s in northeastern Minnesota.
On Thursday, we’ll see a lot of 70s and a few spots in the south could touch 80:
Looking ahead to next week, the Climate Prediction Center of the NWS shows a tendency for above normal temperatures for much of the country during the July 3 through July 7 time period:
A look at the NWS Global Forecast System model shows that July 5 and July 6 will probably be the warmest days of that time period in Minnesota.
Check back for updates!