Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday Night, Followed by Warm Weather

May 23, 2018 03:20 PM

Twin Cities residents may want to gear up for some rain.

KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said thunderstorms may be on the way, though the storms were falling apart as they moved closer to the metro.


Yuhas said there is a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms Wednesday night.

The afternoon will be hazy and warm, with a high of 82.

There will be another chance for some thunderstorms overnight. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s.

More thunderstorms could hit the metro Thursday morning around sunrise, according to Yuhas. Clouds will hang around all day and highs should be in the mid-80s.

Friday could be another stormy day, but again very warm and humid.

Memorial Day weekend looks hot and sunny, with temperatures in the lower 90s expected. With temperatures climbing that high, the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement.

The heat and humidity may have Minnesotans looking to leap into one of the state's 10,000-plus lakes, but that may be a bad idea this weekend, according to Yuhas.

Lake temperatures in northern Minnesota are between 53 and 60 degrees.

In central Minnesota, lakes are a bit warmer, measuring between 60 and 63 degrees. 

Lakes in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota are the warmest in the state, with temperatures between 63 and 66 degrees.

Lake Superior is still only 38 to 40 degrees.

While this weekend's hot weather should increase lake temperatures 2 to 4 degrees, they will still be below the safe swimming threshold of 70 degrees. Below 70 degrees, swimmers face a high risk of hypothermia, according to Yuhas.


Anthony Brousseau

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