Strong to severe storms overnight, Forecast First Alert for dangerous heat Wednesday and Thursday

Here’s your Tuesday evening forecast for July 25, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for parts of central and southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro, from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

An Air Quality Alert is in effect for the Twin Cities metro through Thursday evening.

Wednesday and Thursday are Forecast First Alert Days for the Twin Cities. Dangerous heat is likely both afternoons, and ozone will make the air quality poor in spots.

Scattered storms are developing now into the overnight hours first across western Minnesota. The main threat is that storms could develop into a storm complex that brings the likelihood for wind damage. A few tornadoes can’t be ruled out either. Large hail will be possible tonight as well, but secondary to the wind threat. The greatest risk for severe storms will be along and south of I-94. The Twin Cities will contend with strong to severe storms mainly after midnight and before 7 AM.

Storms end early Wednesday, with clearing skies opening up to a mostly sunny day. Temperatures reach into the mid to upper-90s, with heat index values to 100° to 105°.