Thursday Storms: Tropical downpours & gully washers

Here’s a forecast that gets to the point.

Expect rain Thursday.

Get set for the next round of storms in Minnesota. This batch could bring good ole’ fashioned gully washers.

An approaching warm front and low pressure center will bring the next wave of showers and thunderstorms overnight and into Thursday. A potentially strong low level jet stream around 5k feet will feed moisture into the region overnight. Storms in the Dakotas will ride east into southern Minnesota overnight.

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It looks like the best bet for arrival in the metro will be toward sunrise and rain chances will continue into Thursday morning before the first wave slides east as the day wears on.

The SPC has placed southern Minnesota under a slight risk for severe storms.

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There could be high winds and hail but it appears the biggest threat may be slow moving storms that can dump heavy rains in excess of 1″ to 2″+ capable of flash flooding.

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Keep the NOAA Weather Radio and MPR handy as the day wears on Thursday.


Twin Cities radar loop

Sioux Falls radar loop

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