Flash Flood Risk Next 2-3 Hours But Tornado Risk Eases for Metro Area
June 14, 2016 — 6:33pm
Doppler Loop at 6:27 pm. There were numerous tornado reports from Vernon Center, the Mankato area, Madison Lake to Kilkenny - we may not know the true extent of any damage until during the day Wednesday. But with heavy rain in the area the atmosphere has cooled and stabilized - I suspect the tornado risk is rapidly winding down. That said, stay alert for:
1). Flash flooding into the late evening hours. Many spots picked up 1-2" of rain (I saw a report of 2.4" of rain in just 30 minutes near Mankato). Roads will experience standing water - the risk of hydroplaning remains.
2). Frequent lightning. Conditions improve after 8 or 9 pm.
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Another welcome ration of sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday gives way to periods of rain Thursday into Saturday. By Sunday the atmosphere may be cold enough for a little wet snow to mix in. Click for more details! - D.J. Kayser
After a windblown Saturday, yesterday was a bit easier to take. I don't expect many weather-related complaints today into Wednesday with temperatures just a few degrees cooler than average. The atmosphere should be mild enough aloft for rain Thursday and Friday, followed by another (inevitable) cold frontal passage next weekend. So you were wondering about....snow?
Today should be a step in the right direction (for most of us) with 50s and a larger ration of sunshine. A relatively quiet week is shaping up, but some rain by late Friday and early Saturday signals the arrival of yet another, inevitable cold front. That, and some days I wonder what happened to...wonder?
Except for the 40 mph. winds Friday wasn't too hard to take with highs reaching the 60s over much of central and southern Minnesota. Today will feel more like mid-November with an annoying wind and a few flurries out there this morning. The pattern isn't ripe for big, beefy storms anytime soon, just a return to "average" next week.
It will be difficult to improve on Thursday's weather anytime soon, so let's not even try. We may still see a few more 60s before we're trudging around in slush, but 70s will become more fleeting as we sail into late October and early November. No big storms brewing, just an annoying wind today and flurries on Saturday. That, and NOAA is telling us to relax a little about the upcoming winter. Right.