Read the details of this severe weather threat from the Storm Prediction Center here.
While this graphic indicates only a 15 percent threat of tornadoes, this is a relatively high probability over a large area. Keep aware of the severe weather potential in your neck of the woods today, particularly in southeast Minnesota.
Last night’s storms produced hail to nickel size in the south Metro along with drenching rains. Branches were reported blown down in Lakeville and winds were measured at 64 mph at Waseca.
About the blogger
Craig Edwards began his forecasting career with the National Weather Service in 1972 and served for 15 years as the chief meteorologist in the Twin Cities for NOAA, retiring in 2006. He’s been the game day meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins since baseball moved outdoors at Target Field in 2010. Edwards is author of “Nature’s Messenger” and a speaker on climate change in Minnesota.