There is an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and tonight for much of central Minnesota, with a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for southern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.
There is an increasing threat of severe weather Thursday afternoon. Currently, the best area for severe weather is across west central Wisconsin, with a decreasing threat further to the west across Minnesota.
Some redevelopment of storms is expected this afternoon as a cold front passes. Severe weather is possible with the afternoon activity, primarily from northern IA across southeast MN and central WI (areas #2 and #3 on the map).
A slight risk of severe thunderstorms is outlooked for much of the area today. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop mainly across the south and east. Storms that do develop could produce large hail damaging winds.
With expected highs well into the 90s and even 100s this weekend there are plenty of ways to stay cool around Central Minnesota. Whether you live in St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park, Foley or Sauk Rapids, there are several ways you and your family can enjoy some water filled fun.
It will certainly feel like summer the next couple of days with afternoon highs topping out in the 80s. Thunderstorms are not expected to develop until this evening, with another round possible Saturday afternoon ahead of cold front that will be working across the area.