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Tracking isolated storms Monday, more thunderstorms possible late week

You'll have to get unlucky to get hit by a storm on Monday.

Today's weather sure beats the historic tornado outbreak that ripped through Minnesota on June 17, 2010. Forty-eight twisters were confirmed in Minnesota on that day. More on the outbreak right here

Fast forward to present day and Minnesotans are looking at a rather glorious Monday, with highs in the 70s and low 80s with a small chance of getting clipped with an isolated thunderstorm in the southern half of the state during the afternoon and evening hours. 

The HRRR model run from 7 a.m. (GIFs may not load in all browsers) keeps most of the storm activity along and south of the Interstate 90 corridor. 


The NAM 3KM model run, meanwhile, has a few more popcorn thunderstorms around the Twin Cities metro area on Monday afternoon. 


Basically, if you get hit by a quick storm – nothing severe is expected – you can consider yourself unlucky. There's just a 20% change of precipitation in the Twin Cities. 

Tuesday and Wednesday look to be the best days of the week, with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities saying "the best shot for widespread showers and thunderstorms is looking like Friday night into Saturday," although there could be some t-storms and showers late Wednesday into Thursday morning in western Minnesota. 

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The weekend storms might need to be monitored for the potential of severe weather, according to the NWS, but that's too far out to trust at this point. 

90-degree heat by the end of the month?

The Twin Cities have had just one 90-degree day so far this year. It came June 7 when the high temp maxed out at 90, but more summer-like heat is likely on the way. 

We shall see, but it'd be an unusual start to the summer without at least a mini streak of 90-degree days. 

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