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Here's where severe weather is possible Tuesday in Minnesota

A bigger concern may be storms that hit the same areas, creating a risk for flooding.

A handful of severe storms pushed through central and northern Minnesota late Monday night, but the line of storms never really developing into a damaging wind threat in southern and eastern parts of the state the way they were forecast to. 

Instead, some overnight rain fell in and around the Twin Cities, with Tuesday now turning into the much wetter day of the two, though the best chance for storms reaching severe levels is south an east of the Twin Cities, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). 

"Severe weather will be greatest early this afternoon in western WI. We'll have a couple of dry and pleasant days Wednesday and Thursday before the heat and humidity returns for Friday and Saturday," said the Twin Cities office of the NWS.

Areas shaded in yellow have the best chance for severe weather Tuesday. 

Areas shaded in yellow have the best chance for severe weather Tuesday. 

More on the severe threats, per the La Crosse office of the NWS: "Hail, strong winds and locally heavy rain are the main threats - but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The rain could result in localized urban and street flooding - but if storms repeat over a location - the risk for flash flooding will increase."

Here's the HRRR model, which shows storms redeveloping over southeastern, perhaps even in and around the Twin Cities, before pushing into Wisconsin. 


Wednesday-Friday look mostly nice in Minnesota before the weather service says Saturday could both extreme heat – maybe heat index values over 100 degrees – and potential for severe storms and heavy rain. 

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