Possible storms brewing, could arrive Tuesday afternoon


Storms – possibly severe – are possible Tuesday afternoon in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota, perhaps lingering into the evening, forecasters say.

There's a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Tuesday before midnight in the metro, the National Weather Service says. "Garden variety showers and thunderstorms are possible over parts of central and southern Minnesota today," the weather service says. But there's also a possibility for more severe weather, including wind and even a small chance of tornado, in southeastern Minnesota, the weather service says.

Also possible: Hail, KARE reports.

WCCO says the metro can expect storms to march across the Twin Cities in mid- to late afternoon.

MPR's Paul Huttner puts it this way: "Many ingredients are coming together for thunderstorms today in Minnesota, but a few key missing ingredients may delay the onset of storms…and could possibly push the highest severe threat south into Iowa."

The weather could put a damper on National Night Out, set for 5 to 9 p.m., forecasters have noted.

A high of about 83 is expected in the Twin Cities Tuesday. Wednesday is likely to be mostly clear and sunny in most of the state, with highs in the 70s in much of Minnesota, a few highs in the 60s in northern reaches, forecasters say.

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