Rapid weather changes ahead

Get ready for some big and rapid weather changes this week.

A warm front is the first weather feature to visit Minnesota this week. Look for plenty of sun and an increasing southerly breeze today. That should help boost temperatures into the mid 70s this afternoon.

As the center of low pressure approaches late today, expect a few thunderstorms to develop. There is a slight risk that a few of these storms could turn severe this evening. The best chance of a storm for that evening baseball or lacrosse game will run from the Twin Cities east into Wisconsin between 4pm and 10 pm this evening.

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SPC outlook paints slight risk for severe storms late today over eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

As the cold front roars through this evening you’ll notice the west wind howling and driving much colder air into the region tonight. The winds will continue Wednesday, with temperatures mostly in the 50s.

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Thursday brings yet another weather change. After a quiet start, all eyes turn west for the next developing weather system heading our way. A potent low driven by jet stream level winds of over 150 mph will bring a wave of much needed rainfall to Minnesota by Thursday evening.

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Early model forecasts hint at an inch of rain Friday.

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Friday will feature a raw northeast wind, driving rain, and temperatures in the 40s. There is some indication it could be cold enough for snow, yes SNOW for much of the northern half of Minnesota Friday. It’s even within the realm of possibility that some snow flakes fly in the Twin Cities late Friday or Friday evening.

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Models indicate trend toward colder temps later this week.

Be ready for some rapid weather changes this week. In the meantime, get out and enjoy today…and keep an eye to the sky for developing thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

PH

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