Skip to main content

Damaging winds, large hail possible as storms redevelop Wednesday afternoon

The severe threat extends from Mankato to the Twin Cities and southeast.

A band of heavy rain with occasional thunder and lightning is pushing its way through Minnesota Wednesday morning and it will continue to weaken as it works its way east-southeast before exiting the state by mid-morning. 

The big question the rest of the day is whether lingering cloud cover will clear enough to allow for redevelopment of strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening. 

If the sun does come out, the chances of seeing severe storms develop are better. If it stays cloudy, this afternoon will be more likely to see your garden variety storms. 

According to the National Weather Service-Twin Cities, the best chance for severe storms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds is along a line from Mankato to the southern Twin Cities and points south and east. 

Areas shaded in yellow in the map below are under a slight risk for severe weather. 

Screen Shot 2018-07-25 at 6.47.55 AM

Once the cold front associated with these storms moves through, the winds will start to howl from the northwest and bring with it some fall-like temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on Thursday. 

After that, temperatures look great, with slightly below average heat ranging in the mid-to-upper 70s from Friday to Sunday.

Next Up

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.

ShutterflyGoogle

Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.

millcitymuseum_hr1

Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

HolmgrenMugRamseyCo

Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.

image

Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

Related

Storms redevelop this afternoon, tornadoes possible

Southeast Minnesota could be in line for some severe storms.

storm

Storms could spawn tornadoes, large hail in southern MN Tuesday

The threat area includes the entire Twin Cities metro area.

Severe storms threaten southern Minnesota on Saturday

Storms are expected to fire up in southwest Minnesota by early afternoon.

Severe Saturday: Damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes possible

It'll also be very sticky outside with heat indices reaching 90-100 degrees.

storm

Severe storm threat: Damaging winds, large hail possible

Keep an eye on the skies Sunday afternoon and evening.

Damaging severe storms possible in southern Minnesota

Another round of storms could develop Friday afternoon and evening.

Hail, wind, tornadoes all possible Tuesday in southern MN

The best chance appears to be down around Rochester.

Severe storm threat Tuesday, Wednesday in parts of Minnesota

The threat shifts from north to south Tuesday into Wednesday.