Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm Risk by Afternoon: Hail and Damaging Winds Possible
June 10, 2016 — 9:42am
Significant Severe T-storm Risk Today. NOAA SPC has much of Minnesota in a "slight risk", with an "enhanced" risk of severe storms, large hail, damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes just north and east of the MSP metro area into central Wisconsin.
A Few Tornadoes? With a warm frontal boundary snaking just north of the metro there may be enough low-level wind shear for a few tornadic, supercell thunderstorms this afternoon and evening; the best chance northeast of the Twin Cities.
Timing the Storms. NOAA's HRRR model develops a squall line into the metro area by mid-afternoon. The future radar prediction above is valid at 2 PM, although I suspect storms may initiate a little later in the afternoon. Stay alert for watches and warnings later today.
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