It's not unusual to have severe weather this late in September in Minnesota, albeit not all that common, but that could be the case on Sunday and Monday in parts of the state.
Fresh off a rather intense severe weather day on Tuesday, including a violent tornado that produced 150 mph winds from Elk Mound to Wheaton in western Wisconsin, the Storm Prediction Center is focusing on another chance of strong to severe storms on Sunday.
"Severe storms could develop by late Sunday afternoon in southwest MN and lift northeast Sunday night," says the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities. "Damaging winds, large hail and a couple of tornadoes possible in the slight risk area. Large hail is the main threat in the marginal risk area."
It'll be cool and dry Saturday with highs around 60 degrees, then storms possible on Sunday and again on Monday. Monday will definitely be the warmest of the upcoming days as highs are expected to surge into the upper 70s, possible reaching 80 in the Twin Cities.
Severe weather will again be possible on Monday, along with a heavy rain threat in southeastern Minnesota, according to the NWS Twin Cities. But as usual, anything that far out – four days as of this writing – could have significant changes yet.
Areas that get the heaviest rain and storms will be determined by where the west-to-east cold front is positioned Monday night.
Once the cold front moves through the region, colder air will follow. The expectation is for the coldest air of the season so far, as high temps might struggle to get very high into the 50s, with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.
But hey, it could be worse. Parts of Montana are about to get overwhelmed with a monster snowstorm.