Skip to main content

Nothing too crazy is expected but storms are expected to fire in association with a quick-moving system that treks across Minnesota and Wisconsin on Tuesday. 

According to NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, isolated gusty winds and hail will be possible, mainly in northern and east-central Minnesota into western Wisconsin. 

"While modest [energy] should limit severe potential overall, a few of the strongest cells -- moving rather quickly southeastward -- may produce gusty/locally damaging winds, and possibly marginal hail," the SPC said. 

Weather is sponsored by All Energy Solar: get a free installation quote now!

The HRRR model shows scattered storms developing in northern Minnesota by early afternoon, with those cells sprinting southeast through the afternoon and evening. The best chance for the strongest cells is expected in northeast Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin. 

hrrr-minnesota-refc-1657620000-1657641600-1657684800-40

Any precipitation in and around the Twin Cities would be a gift as drought conditions worsen. Through July 5, the National Drought Mitigation Center reported 13% of Minnesota was experiencing abnormally dry conditions. 

20220705_mn_text

MSP Airport, which serves as the official measurement station for the Twin Cities, has had just 0.43 inches of rain through the first 11 days of July. And that's after only 1.13 inches of rain in June. 

Over the past 30 days the Twin Cities area has been the bullseye for a rainfall deficit. The area in red in the map below has had 3-4 inches below normal precipitation over the past month. 

cpc_gauge-conus-ncentus-30day_anom-7411200

It could be worse. A year ago at this time 93% of Minnesota was experiencing moderate drought and nearly 40% of the state was in severe drought. 

20210706_MN_date

Next Up

boating minnesota lake

25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat

The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.

mayor frey city minneapolis live stream march 14 2022

What's in Mayor Jacob Frey's budget proposal?

Here's a breakdown of what the Minneapolis mayor is focusing on in 2023-24.

Low, Mimi Parker

Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment

The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.

Screen Shot 2022-08-15 at 11.09.39 AM

Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy

The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.

Chapel of Love at Mall of America

Chapel of Love set to close at Mall of America after nearly 30 years

The owner cited retirement as the reason for the closure.

Minneapolis police

Man stabbed to death in his Minneapolis home identified

The victim's wife had an order of protection out against the suspect.

Related

snowing

NWS: 'High potential of snow squalls' Friday in Minnesota

Snow squalls are known to rapidly create dangerous driving conditions.

storm, severe weather, derecho

Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin

Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.

ecmwf-ensemble-avg-ncentus-snow_ge_3-8792800

Most likely rain, snow scenarios for Tuesday-Thursday storm system

Still a low-confidence forecast, according to meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Image from iOS (3)

Level 3 of 5 severe risk Saturday in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Believe it when you see it. Until then, the Twin Cities has been stuck in a dry pattern.

storm clouds

Chances for severe storms, record heat this week in Minnesota

It'll be a cool, wet Mother's Day before temps surge well into the 80s Monday.

tornado

Zeroing in on Tuesday tornado threat in Minnesota, Iowa

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is tracking the storm system for Bring Me The News.

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Another bout of severe storms expected across MN

More nasty storms could spawn tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.