Severe weather scatters Minnesota high school football games

- At least 55 high schools across Minnesota have pushed up the start time of Saturday’s football games because of severe weather concerns.  The marquee matchup of Eden Prairie vs Totino-Grace is sticking to its 7 p.m. scheduled kickoff.

Strong storms are possible late Saturday afternoon and evening across the state. You can track the storms at and on the Fox 9 Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Saturday weather timeline

4:00 p.m. - Storms develop in extreme western Minnesota ahead of a cold front, then grow and form a line that will take aim on the Twin Cities metro.

8:00 p.m. - Storms approach western metro and move through the area by midnight.

Key risks - As storms form into a line, the main concern is strong wind and large hail and frequent lightning. As with any supercell thunderstorm, there is a possibility of an isolated tornado.

Game time changes

The Minnesota State High School League has been updating game times on its Facebook page at

Game times for some football season openers on Saturday have been changed due to concerns about weather issues later in...

Posted by MSHSL on Thursday, August 20, 2015


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