Stormy Father's Day weekend with flooding, severe threats in addition to heat in Minnesota

Severe storms in parts of MN are possible Thursday-Sunday.
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This weekend's heat will be accompanied by hefty storms that could produce heavy rains and the possibility of severe winds, hail and even tornadoes. 

Here's the day-by-day setup as things stand for Father's Day weekend, which of course is subject to change as each day gets closer.

Thursday - severe storms in northern Minnesota

Morning thunderstorms are impacting southern Minnesota, mainly along the Iowa border, and will die out as the morning progresses. Then the storm threat shifts to northern Minnesota, where there's a chance of severe weather Thursday night.

Friday - approaching 90, more storms possible. 

Minnesotans in the central and northern portions of the state will likely be impacted by strong storms in the early morning hours of Friday, when damaging winds and hail can't be ruled out. 

The storms will weaken as Friday progresses, and at the same time muggy conditions will be noticeable pretty much everywhere. From St. Cloud to the southern border temps on Friday should be in the upper 80s to low 90s. 

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A second round of storms, some of which could be on the severe side, is possible from central into southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, on Friday afternoon. 

Saturday - hotter, heavy rain and severe threat. 

It'll be a little hotter and even more humid on Saturday with multiple rounds of storms possible across central into northern Minnesota, where 2-4 inches of rain could fall, and even higher amounts possible where the stronger storms set up. 

Further south there is a greater threat for severe storms, with the Storm Prediction Center already placing a large portion of Minnesota in a slight risk for severe weather. The SPC says "clusters of storms will likely be capable of large hail, damaging winds, and perhaps a couple tornadoes." 

Sunday - similar to Saturday? 

This could be a repeat of Saturday as a stationary front remains in place across Minnesota. 

Again, all of the daily forecasts will become clearer as each day gets closer, so check back to BMTN for daily updates. 

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