Way Over Our Heads podcast: Severe storm threat Saturday night, big dip in temps next week

Be prepared for a loud Saturday night into Sunday morning.
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There’s a taste of fall in the air, but expect some potentially severe thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota late Saturday into early Sunday bringing hail and damaging winds. 

In this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast, climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld says the weather pattern is set to dramatically shift due to “a powerful cold front that is going to swing through, basically covering the whole state falling in from the northwest first late Saturday and then crossing the rest of the state either Sunday or at least by Sunday evening in southeastern Minnesota. 

It'll be "like switching seasons," said Blumenfeld, who notes that below normal temperatures are in store for the coming week, and frost in northern Minnesota can’t be ruled out.

But don’t give up on summer as weather models are indicating a warmup coming by mid-month. 

Here's a look at the area of greatest risk for severe storms Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to Novak Weather. 

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Also in this episode, a look back at meteorological summer (June-August) and how weather conditions can sometimes impact health.

You can find every episode of the Way Over Heads podcast here

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