Overnight Showers in Twin Cities Unlikely to Be Severe

July 17, 2017 11:53 PM

Showers and storms are likely in the Twin Cities, however, they are expected to be severe, according to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl.

The storms in the city come after severe weather that tracked through central Minnesota earlier Tuesday.

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A number of tornado warnings in central Minnesota have expired, however, the area remains under severe weather warnings.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado waning for southeaster Douglas County, southern Todd County and Northern Stearns County, which expired shortly after 7 p.m.

The NWS had also issued a tornado warning for west-central Morrison County, which expired at 7 p.m. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported no significant damage as of 6:40 p.m.

Dahl says the line of storms is tracking nearly straight eastward, and is likely to remain on a central-Minnesota trajectory as it moves.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large portion of central Minnesota until 11 p.m., according to the NWS.

That watch stretches from an area that includes St. Cloud in the south, the Bemidji area in the north, the border with North Dakota to the west and a small portion of northwest Wisconsin to the east. The watch extends into the entire Arrowhead region of the state, as well.

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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Monday evening for southern Pine County and central Burnett County, Wisconsin. That warning expired shortly after 8 p.m.

Another round of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for southern Mille Lacs, northwestern Isanti, southeastern Benton and northeastern Sherburne counties. The warning expired shortly after 8:30 p.m.

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Dahl said storms could potentially continue into Tuesday morning.

Dahl says the Storm Prediction Center puts much of southern Minnesota in a slight risk of severe weather for Tuesday afternoon and evening. That's because the heavy, humid air will potentially collide with an advancing cool front scheduled to arrive over that portion of the state after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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"Large hail and damaging winds will be the greatest threat with any storms that do develop," Dahl wrote in his forecast, "but a tornado or two can't be ruled out late Tuesday afternoon."

Dahl said that incoming front will likely stall out over southern Minnesota, meaning the chance of storms will likely continue throughout the week. 

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Stay tuned to KSTP.com for the latest weather updates.

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