Thunderstorms today – and a few of them could be severe


It's spring in Minnesota – and that means the chance for some severe weather.

The National Weather Service says some severe thunderstorms are possible in the southern part of the state, including the Twin Cities, on Sunday.

A band of thunderstorms moved through central and southern Minnesota overnight and early Sunday, and the weather service says rain showers will "grow more numerous" across the state through the day.

Thunderstorms are expected in southern Minnesota, with a few of them becoming severe by the afternoon. The main threats with the storm are large hail, damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.

Here's a look at the timing of the potentially severe weather:

Heavy rainfall could also cause some ponding or localized flooding, weather officials in Duluth warn.

And the wet weather doesn't end there. Showers are likely in southern Minnesota for most of the work week, with Tuesday looking to be the only day where some rain isn't in the forecast.

Temperatures Sunday are expected to range from the 30s in northern Minnesota to the upper 70s in the southern part of the state, but things will cool off after that. Highs in the 50s and 60s are expected this week for the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service's website shows.

The average high for this time of year in the Twin Cities is around 62 degrees, AccuWeather says.

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