Tornado Watch Until 4 AM. NOAA SPC has issued a watch just south and west of the Twin Cities, which includes Mankato, Redwood Falls, Montevideo and Glenwood. There was a confirmed touchdown 3 miles northeast of Marshall, and more (isolated) tornadoes can't be ruled out overnight. Most locations will see frequent lightning, very heavy rain with a significant risk of flash flooding. Flash Flood Watches are posted for much of southern and southwestern Minnesota.
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Forgive me for waving the flag, but this is still an amazing spring, as springs in Minnesota go. Very little severe weather, adequate moisture for farmers, a generous serving of sunshine, not too hot, at least not yet. Canadian air drops humidity levels today and Thursday looks spectacular before the next oncoming front shoves a few strong to marginally severe T-storms our way Friday afternoon. The weekend? We've seen better, but summer heat may come rushing back next week.
Well, 2 out of 3 isn't a bad batting average. I'm glad we salvaged warm sunshine Sunday and Memorial Day, after a less-than-optimal Saturday around the state. Showers and T-storms arrive today (probably not severe). We dry out by Wednesday and Thursday with cooler, more comfortable weather on tap next weekend.
A fairly vigorous area of low pressure looks to spin up swarms of showers and storms late Monday with thundery downpours possible in spots through Tuesday. Cool exhaust on the backside of this storm brings us into the 60s for highs by the end of the week. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
The heaviest, steadiest rains from Saturday, push east today. Wrap around clouds and a few stray PM T-showers can't be ruled out this afternoon, but it won't be a washout. Tomorrow looks even nicer with more sun and warmer temps. In fact, Memorial Day looks like the nicest day of the holiday weekend. Enjoy! Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Unfortunately, we're off to a soggy start this holiday weekend. Have a plan b today as scads of showers and storms swirl through the Upper Midwest. The good news is that the weekend won't be a washout, weather improves a little tomorrow with only a few stray PM T-storms and perhaps even a little better on Memorial Day. Check the blog for more. -Todd Nelson