Skip to main content
Publish date:

Line of storms could blast through Minnesota Friday night

Strong storms could roll through late Friday into early Saturday.
Author:

An intense line of storms could roll through Minnesota late Friday through the early morning hours on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says the severe threat is tough to judge at this point, but they do believe a line of storms similar to the one that roared through the center of the state earlier this week could make its way across the southern half of the state from west to east. 

The line of storms earlier this week produced wind gusts up to 60 mph and resulted in severe thunderstorm warnings up and down the state. 

The big question with this latest system is where the storms fire.

NOAA's North American mesoscale forecast model shows a line of storms ripping through Friday into the wee morning hours of Saturday. 

nam3km_mslp_pcpn_frzn_us_fh11-28

Today's Top Stories

Sheriff: Wisconsin fugitive headed for MN, leaves blood, note behind.

Stay informed on top stories, subscribe to our free newsletter

Son speaks out about bitter obituary left for his Minnesota mother

In the Twin Cities, Saturday could start out wet and stay mostly cloudy with a high of 80. Sunday looks like the better day of the weekend with a high near 80 with partly sunny skies. 

More storms are possible on Monday and some of them could be severe. 

Check back for updates after 3 p.m. when the NWS updates the storm chances. 

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

police lights

Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

chaska sewer

People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.

Related

lightning, thunderstorm

Line of overnight severe storms could blast through Minnesota

It's likely that a strong line of storms will develop and push through southern MN.

storm, shelf cloud

Severe storms could push through central MN Friday night

It could be a thundery night, with more storms possible over the weekend.

Enhanced risked for severe storms to blast through Minnesota

There's a decent chance damaging winds are associated with storms that go severe.

Storms could bring severe weather to Minnesota on Friday

There's a slight risk of severe storms in western and southern Minnesota.

storm, lightning

Severe storms could push through MN late Thursday, early Friday

They could reach the metro and points south overnight into early Friday.

Damaging severe storms possible in southern Minnesota

Another round of storms could develop Friday afternoon and evening.

Severe storm potential ramps up Friday in southern Minnesota

Some parts of MN have a chance for strong storms the next three days.

Oppressive heat Friday in Minnesota, nasty storms could follow

The Twin Cities could reach a heat index value of 110 degrees.