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Marginal risk for severe storms in southeast Minnesota on Wednesday

Most of Minnesota will get some rain, but some hail is possible along I-90.

If Tuesday's temps in the 60s don't melt what's left of last week's rogue April snowstorm, then the rain that's to come Wednesday and Thursday should do the trick. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to an inch of rain for a big chunk of the state, including the Twin Cities. Rainfall totals have been trending lower the last few days however, and the forecast discussion says most Minnesotans will get less than an inch. 

There will also be a limited severe thunderstorm threat for parts of southeast Minnesota on Wednesday. 

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"Rain and a few thunderstorms are expected Wednesday-Thursday," the NWS Twin Cities says. "Rainfall amounts have been on a downward trend. There could be a few severe storms across the far south with hail being the primary threat."

There will be a better chance for large hail in Iowa, with even greater severe threats deeper south. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar (NAM 3KM model) for Wednesday from 5 a.m. through about 11 p.m. This is a simulation of what could happen, not exactly what will happen. 


Temps will be cooler with the wet Wednesday and drying out Thursday, but the mercury soars close to 70 on Saturday and remains in the 60s on Sunday. Spring might actually be happening now in Minnesota. 


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