Forecast First Alert: Strong storms and heavy rain tonight and again Tuesday PM

Here’s your Monday afternoon forecast for June 17, 2024 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

A Forecast First Alert continues Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening. Severe storms and flash flooding are concerns with storms thought tomorrow evening.

That front pushes north tonight, taking the storms into northern Minnesota, and letting warmer and more humid air spill across the state. Highs reach the low to mid 80s with some sun Tuesday afternoon. When a cold front comes through late Tuesday, more storms are expected. Those storms could have large hail, strong winds, and possibly a tornado, but it also means more heavy rain. Because of the very soggy ground, strong winds could take down big trees a little easier.

Rain and a few storms return on Thursday, and more widespread storms are possible Friday and Saturday. When all is said and done, several inches of rain is likely across a large portion of Minnesota and Wisconsin this week. That will keep rivers rising for the next week or two.