WEATHER OUTLOOK: Enhanced risk of severe storms Sunday evening

- Wall-to-wall sunshine can be expected through much of the day with stout southwest breezes picking up and pushing temperatures well into the 90s. A heat advisory is in effect for the heart of the metro and areas south and west for the feels like temperature to be near 100.

Clouds begin to build in central Minnesota ahead of a cold front moving through the region. This is where thunderstorms are likely to develop by 6 p.m.  

This broken line of storms will likely produce very big hail at first with an isolated tornado potential, and then likely turn into more of a wind threat after sunset when storms potentially move through the metro. An enhanced risk “bulls eye” area of concern has been issued for much of central and eastern Minnesota including most of the Twin Cities metro.

Key times: Late afternoon/evening/early overnight
Key risks: Very big hail is the biggest risk, potentially upwards of baseball size - 3 inches or so - plus gusty winds to 75 mph, an isolated tornado

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A "severe storm" is defined as one that produces one or more of the following:
• Hail 1” in diameter (roughly the size of a quarter)
• Wind gusts of 58 mph or higher
• Wind or hail damage
• A tornado

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