Possible severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening

Scattered afternoon and evening storms are likely across a good chunk of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin Sunday. A cold front will interact with the added warmth and moisture building over the weekend and spark storms along and east of the I-35 corridor.

While these will be scattered in nature, there are enough ingredients in the atmosphere that a couple of the storms that do develop may be capable of large hail and damaging winds. Here is a look at the severe weather potential for Sunday and Sunday night…


 

Most of the metro sits in the marginal risk category, the lowest category for the severe weather outlook expressing that while an isolated severe storm is possible, it is not likely. Once you get to the slight risk category, overall chances for an isolated severe storm improve, but still aren't that great.

Just remember to use common sense while outdoors… if the skies begin to darken or you see lightning in the distance, head indoors, stay away from windows, and seek more information on Fox9 or the Fox9 Weather App.

Storms can be expected during the heat of the afternoon as seen in futurecast below with the best chances in the metro occurring between 3-8pm…

 

These storms will press pretty quickly to the southeast, with much of the area already clearing out by 10pm. Stay sky aware!

 

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