Severe storms possible overnight, and again Friday late afternoon through evening

A Forecast First Alert is in place overnight through Friday night

Two periods of severe weather are of concern:

  1. Tonight 7PM (western MN) through 5AM …For the Twin Cities severe threat is mainly past midnight through 5 am, wind threat is the greatest concern
  2. Friday 3/4PM to approximately 10 PM..damaging winds, large hail are the main threats

Good evening! The risk for severe weather tonight, continues to increase for eastern Minnesota..especially east-central and southeastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Severe storms will first develop after 8 PM across western Minnesota. A few tornadoes are possible tonight across west-central Minnesota, mainly before midnight. The overnight risk for severe storms for the Twin Cities, is mainly aftern midnight and before 5/6am. Storms will track west to east, and the main threat for eastern Minnesota into Wisconsin, will be wind damage.

The risk for severe weather overnight for the Twin Cities is not an absolute guarantee. We will likely see a weakening trend with storms as they track west to east. That being said, some strong to severe storms look very possible for the Twin Cities. It’s just that the risk for all modes of severe weather is much higher across west-central and southwestern Minnesota.

Storms wrap up early tomorrow morning, and it may seem like we’re looking at a dry day. Despite a significant lull in storm activity during the daytime Friday, severe weather returns Friday late afternoon through near 10 PM. This round of scattered severe storms, brings the risk for large hail, and damaging winds across most of Minnesota into western Wisconsin.

Be ready for severe weather overnight tonight and again tomorrow afternoon and evening.