Fourth of July storms possible in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities

Keep an eye on the weather if you're outside on the Fourth of July.
Author:
Publish date:

The Fourth of July forecast for the southern half of Minnesota should be pretty much a carbon copy of the weather we had on Wednesday. 

Scattered storms could flare up during the afternoon and evening hours, but the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities is expecting things to clear up in time for fireworks. 

The storms shouldn't make for a total washout, but they will be widely scattered and nearly impossible to predict because they'll be outflow dominant, which essentially means they quickly flare up and then die down before more storms do the same in nearby areas. Again, very similar to what happened Wednesday. 

There is, however, a small chance that a storm could get intense enough to warrant a severe thunderstorm warning, as one small cell did south of Willmar, Minnesota, on Wednesday. 

Screen Shot 2019-07-04 at 7.30.03 AM

Otherwise, expect a hot and humid day with a high temp in the Twin Cities highs in the middle to upper 80s. The dewpoint is around 70 degrees, making it feel very muggy outdoors. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Related

Will the weather cooperate with Fourth of July fun in Minnesota?

Storms are possible but a washout is not in the forecast.

Twin Cities added to winter storm watch

Will this be a repeat of last year's April snowstorm?

lightning, thunderstorm

Strong storms late Tuesday? Hotter than normal July set to unfold

Storms could be severe in northwest Minnesota late Monday as well.

Wind damage

Severe thunderstorm watch now includes Twin Cities

Winds could gust up to 90 mph, the weather service said.

Severe weather possible for large area of MN late Monday

Check the Weather MN blog for an update Monday morning.

Weekend weather: Hot start, storms possible late Saturday

The storms should be confined to western Minnesota.