Sunday Severe: Metro upgraded to “moderate risk”; 120 Tornadoes Saturday

“Moderate Risk” SPC upgrades MSP area to moderate risk Sunday

Twin Cities, Owatonna, Waseca, Northfield, Winona, Albert Lea, Rochester, all under a moderate risk Sunday according to SPC

15% chance of EF2 to EF5 tornadoes within 25 miles of any spot in the moderate risk area Sunday according to SPC

45% to 50% chance of damaging winds and/or 1″+ diameter hail in the risk area Sunday

120 tornadoes reported Saturday by SPC (From OK to KS, NE & IA)

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Source: NOAA/SPC

Soaking rains in MN Sunday morning – some 1″+ totals

Severe Sunday Ahead:

The powerful low pressure system that spawned 120 tornadoes Saturday (according to SPC) is nudging northeast into Minnesota Sunday.

While it looks lik the Twin Cities is on the northern edge of the most severe part of the system, SPC has now upgraded all of southeast Minnesota from the Twin Cities south & east to a “moderate risk” for severe weather and possible tornadoes Sunday.

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Source: NOAA/SPC

Be alert for possible watches and warnings Sunday in the area. Here are some links to track the changing weather situation Sunday.

Storm Prediction Center

Twin Cities NWS

La Crosse NWS

Twin Cities radar loop