Strong storms could impact southern Minnesota Saturday night, Monday night

There's already a slight risk in place for southern Minnesota Monday night.
Author:
Publish date:

After a rainy Thursday night, Friday should be picture perfect throughout Minnesota with temps in the 70s and low 80s and partly sunny skies. But the excellent weather will be a-changin' as there are storm chances again Saturday and Monday. 

Most of Saturday should be pleasant, but storm chances increase late in the day and into the overnight hours. Severe weather is possible, but mainly in western/southern parts of Minnesota, although the greatest severe risk appears to be in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. 

Screen Shot 2019-08-16 at 8.11.14 AM

The NAM 3KM model shows a line of storms pushing across the Dakotas during the daytime hours Saturday, then impacting Minnesota Saturday night into early Sunday morning. 

nam3km_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_fh35-52

Severe storms Monday night?

Don't bank on any nasty storms impacting Minnesota Monday, but the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center are already talking about potential for severe weather Monday night. 

Subscribe to receiver BREAKING WEATHER newsletters

Weather is never a sure thing, and storm tracks can change in the blink of an eye, but meteorologists says computer models are in pretty good agreement that a strong line of storms could develop in South Dakota Monday afternoon and then push into southern Minnesota Monday night. 

Here's the area the Storm Prediction Center has outlined as of now.

Tab2FileL

This area will certainly shift north or south a bit over the next four days, but this is a good starting point for now. 

Check back with the Weather MN blog over the weekend for updates on severe weather chances both Saturday night and Monday night. 

Next Up

Related