More severe storms expected Sunday night after Saturday storms caused power outages, damage
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas warns more severe weather is expected to move across the state Sunday night after Saturday night storms hit the metro and beyond, including those attending the Minnesota State Fair.
The most likely window for severe weather, such as strong and fast winds, is 9-11 p.m. Sunday.
Yuhas says non-severe thunderstorms are expected Sunday morning in the Twin Cities, and some ponding of water may occur in southeast suburbs in Dakota County and into western Wisconsin.
Residents are currently dealing with widespread damage left behind by Saturday’s storms, and Yuhas says assessments are underway to see if the damage can be attributed to a tornado in some areas.
As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Xcel Energy reports nearly 8,200 customers in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are without power. The company’s outage map showed thousands more without power late Saturday night.
Although heavy rains and street flooding had fairgoers running for shelter Saturday night, activities will run as scheduled Sunday, the fair told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in a statement.
View the full statement below:
Following last night’s weather event, no significant damage on the fairgrounds was reported. Today, the Minnesota State Fair is open for business and welcoming guests. We are not aware of any issues affecting park & rides or other fair operations. We will continue to monitor weather today and make adjustments if necessary. Find the most recent updates on Twitter @mnstatefair or www.mnstatefair.org/updates.Minnesota State Fair
If you are able to safely take pictures of storm damage or severe weather in your area, you can send them AT THIS LINK. Non-weather-related fair photos are also welcome.