Severe threat Thursday


SPC highlights a moderate risk for severe weather in the Dakotas tonight.

It could be a bumpy night in the Dakotas.

Low pressure and a cold front are moving east out of the Rockies today. The air mass ahead of the system is becoming increasingly unstable. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the area with a moderate risk of severe weather tonight.

The frontal system will track across Minnesota Thursday. Right now, it looks like a line of thunderstorms will form in the Dakotas tonight and move into Minnesota early Thursday. If the frontal timing is right, the Twin Cities could see a round of storms after the Thursday morning rush hour.

It has been a quiet season so far for the Twin Cities NWS. They have not issued any severe weather warnings for a number of counties in the Twin Cities area. My NOAA weather radio has been silent all year. That’s probably a good thing.

We need some rain in the metro. It would be nice to see a good band of thunderstorms move in and drop an inch or more on the metro Thursday. Let’s hope we do it without any severe stuff.

In the mean time get out and enjoy what should be a pretty nice evening tonight in most of Minnesota.


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