Severe storms could rumble through Minnesota on Sunday

There could be two rounds of storms in southern Minnesota.
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Tom Novak of Novak Weather is watching the threat of severe storms Sunday. 

Tom Novak of Novak Weather is watching the threat of severe storms Sunday. 

Minnesota has yet to have a real threat of severe weather this spring, but that could change Sunday as some angry storms could come rumbling through parts of southern Minnesota. 

In the map at the top of the page, you can see the area of greatest risk as is being forecasted by Tom Novak of Novak Weather. 

"Severe weather potential Sunday is likely dependent on sunshine. If we get some sun, our confidence increases. We would also have a shot at 80F," said Novak. 

Novak Weather's area of concern, which was created in his Friday forecast, matches up nicely with what the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. 


"The risk for severe weather has increased across southern Minnesota on Sunday," said the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. "Large hail and strong wind gusts are the primary threats. Also, the Marginal risk for large hail and strong winds has been expanded northward across Minnesota and into Wisconsin."

Storms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon ahead of a cold front, the SPC said, adding that storms "should trend toward clusters with possibly some bowing segments developing." 

As you can see in the simulated future radar from the HRRR model below, there could be two waves of storms Sunday – one in the morning and another round in the afternoon. 


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