The sunshine finally arrived in eastern MInnesota late this afternoon. Meanwhile a full day of sunshine in southwest Minnesota helped destablize the air. Thunderstorms have formed to the west of the Twin Cities and a Tornado Watch is in effect for a large part of central and southwest Minnesota until 10 p.m.
345pm CDT visibile satellite
Source: NOAA College of Dupage
Be alert for rapidly changing conditions. Severe storms are expected as we head into the late afternoon and evening.
Here’s a look at the HRRR output of simulated radar around 8 p.m. CDT. This is a forecast of radar reflectivity based on this morning’s computer model and is considered experimental data.
A tornado watch is in effect just west of the Twin Cities. Stay tuned for any severe weather warnings.
Counties in the Tornado Watch
Source: NOAA SPC