Heavy T-Storms Pushing Into MSP Metro (downpours, frequent lightning)
May 29, 2013 — 10:01pm
Sprouting Storms. With divergence aloft and lingering instability, T-storms are popping south of MSP, some capable of downpours, frequent lightning and small hail. I'm still a little concerned about the potential for locally heavy rains capable of minor urban flooding overnight. NWS Doppler radar at 10:01 pm.
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