Hail Potential South Metro. Doppler radar at 3 pm shows a line of strong/severe T-storms developing south of the Twin Cities, some capable of 1-2" diameter hail. A Severe Storm Watch is in effect for much of Wisconsin until 11 PM. Here are details on the warnings posted just south of MSP:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
252 PM CDT WED AUG 21 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
NORTHEASTERN NICOLLET COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SOUTHEASTERN SIBLEY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 330 PM CDT
* AT 249 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTH OF SHAKOPEE TO 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MN
VALLEY STATE REC AREA TO GAYLORD...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.
HAZARD...QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEW PRAGUE...HENDERSON...RUSH RIVER...NORSELAND...ST BENEDICT...
HELENA...CREDIT RIVER...LE SUEUR...CRYSTAL BAY AND OTTAWA.
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One of the best meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend. Typhoon Lan expected to intensify near Japan, Fall foliage hits peak near the Minneapolis metro, and drought continues to grip much of the nation.
Enjoy one more nice day on Friday as highs approach 80 in the Twin Cities, as a change is in the works for the weekend into early next week. When will highs fall back to around average? Click to find out! - D.J. Kayser
Nice weather will continue into the day Thursday across the state, although highs will be slightly cooler than Wednesday. Highs could be near record territory Friday, though! There is a cool down in the 7 day - when does it arrive? Click for more! - D.J. Kayser
Tuesday was a perfect day, spring, fall or summer - it can't get much better than yesterday was, with blue sky, gentle breezes, low humidity, fewer bugs and less pollen in the air. Postcard Perfect. Our weather winning streak spills over into the end of the week with a few more 70s before a rumble of thunder Saturday afternoon heralds the arrival of a cooler front. No s-s-s-s-whatever in sight, but give it a couple of weeks. Word to the wise: take full advantage of the next 3 days. This won't come around again anytime soon.
Under a postcard sky we should enjoy 3 or 4 days above 70F between now and Saturday, when a stiff southerly wind may fuel a few showers and T-showers. A couple of Canadian fronts cool us off next week - nothing controversial or awe-inspiring is brewing just yet. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson