Stormy Wednesday: Severe risk; Heavy rain totals

Cold front moving into Minnesota Wednesday

T-Storms likely Wednesday afternoon & night

Quick Look Forecast: (Click to enlarge)

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Source: Twin Cities NWS

Slight risk for severe storms according to SPC

1″ to 2″ rainfall totals possible by Thursday afternoon

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Source: Twin Cities NWS

Wednesday Rain & Thunder:

Get ready for our next round of rain & thunder in Minnesota Wednesday.

A cold front will cut into a warm and increasingly humid air mass over Minnesota Wednesday.

Scattered storms should begin to develop in central Minnesota long the front Wednesday afternoon.

A few of the storms may reach severe limits, and SPC has placed parts of southern Minnesota under a slight risk for severe weather, including the Twin Cities metro area.

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Slight risk Wednesday

Source: NOAA/SPC

The best chance for storms appears to be anytime after 2pm Wednesday, and storms should continue to develop through Wednesday night into Thursday as the front stalls overhead.

Topical downpours may deliver same heavy rainfall totals. The upper wind flow will run parallel to the front, and that means storms may “train” moving over the same area and dumping heavy rainfall.

Locally 1″ to 2″ rainfall totals may be common, and it’s possible some areas could pick up in excess of 3″ by Thursday afternoon.

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Heavy rainfall potential Wednesday & Thursday

Source: NOAA via

Keep the weather radio, and the umbrella handy Wednesday & Thursday!


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