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Storms likely today and Thursday; Quieter this weekend

A line of strong thunderstorms will effect southern Minnesota and norther Iowa this morning, producing heavy rainfall, wind gust up to 40 mph, and frequent lightning. We’ll see this first round of storms move out of the area by mid morning with a short break in the rain for the midday. We’ll see temperatures climb into the upper 70s with mainly cloudy skies. A second round of thunderstorms will develop later this afternoon and will persist into the overnight hours. A few afternoon and evening storms could become strong to severe with damaging winds, hail, and cannot rule out the chance for an isolated tornado as the main concerns. Heavy rainfall will also be another concern today as it may lead to localized flooding in parts of our area. Make sure to stay weather aware throughout today!

Showers and thunderstorms will last into the overnight hours, heavy rainfall once again a concern. Overnight lows will be mild in the mid 65 with a breezy southeast wind between 10-15 mph.

We’re in for yet another soggy day on Thursday as showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day. Will need to keep an eye on storms that develop during the afternoon and evening, as some could become strong to severe. Heavy rainfall will once again be an issue with any storms that develop Thursday and could lead to localized flooding, so it’s important to stay weather aware these next two days. We’ll see afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

A passing cold front Thursday night will usher in cooler, quieter weather for the late week and weekend, bringing us a much needed break from the rain. Friday will see partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s and gusty winds. Temperatures warm back into the mid and upper 70s for Saturday with partly sunny skies. Saturday night could see a chance for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms. Dry and sunny skies remain for Sunday with highs in the upper 70s.

The start of the work week looks rather pleasant with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and plenty of sunshine.

Sarah Gannon

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