Skip to main content
Publish date:

Large hail could again threaten Minnesota, Wisconsin on Wednesday

Most of the activity is currently forecast to be in Wisconsin.
Author:
storm clouds

Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Wednesday, with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities saying the setup looks to be similar to Monday's severe weather, which produced very large hail and isolated damaging winds. 

In Tuesday's forecast discussion, the NWS Twin Cities gives a broad explanation of what's in the works. 

"A better chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives on Wednesday with another cold front, and unfortunately the setup looks relatively similar to Monday's large hail and damaging wind event, with a slight southward shift."

"The biggest unknown at this point is timing," the weather service adds. 

If you live in and around the metro and got hit by Monday's large hail, do know that the Storm Prediction Center is currently forecasting the best chance for severe storms to be in Wisconsin and far southeast Minnesota. 

Screen Shot 2019-08-06 at 8.07.28 AM

The area shaded in yellow in the map above is where the SPC believes the greatest risk for large hail exists. But all it would take for that yellow area to move over the Twin Cities is the cold front slowing down, which is precisely what happen Sunday into Monday, which pretty much put the Twin Cities in the bullseye for the storms that wound up developing Monday. 

We'll see what happens, but it looks like most of the storm activity will be in Wisconsin. But, you know, the weather is going to do what it wants. 

The latest run of the NAM 3KM computer model (GIF may not load in all browsers) shows some isolated storms in Minnesota Wednesday morning, with the bulk of the storm development Wednesday afternoon in Wisconsin. 

The radar simulation reflective of 3 p.m Tuesday through 10 p.m. Wednesday. This is a simulation of what could happen, not what will happen. 

The radar simulation reflective of 3 p.m Tuesday through 10 p.m. Wednesday. This is a simulation of what could happen, not what will happen. 

Next Up

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

covid

3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

Related

Severe storms possible in eastern MN, tornado chances in WI

Storms are expected to develop in eastern Minnesota and move into Wisconsin.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Nasty storms again threaten parts of Minnesota Monday

Many of the locations in Monday's risk area were hit hard Sunday.

storm

Twin Cities on the edge of severe storm zone Wednesday

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

storm clouds

Morning storms threaten Twin Cities, southeast Minnesota

Big storms threaten eastern Minnesota Sunday morning.

storm damage

Storm damage in northern MN; severe weather threat through Wednesday

Storms could pack a punch again Tuesday and especially Wednesday.

Severe weather threat lower Tuesday, ramps up again Wednesday

Storms are forecast to stay south of the metro Tuesday.