It definitely didn't feel like summer, or that we could have potentially severe weather, this weekend with highs on Sunday reaching the upper 50's. But the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has put most of southern and southeastern Minnesota in a zone of slight risk for severe weather tonight. 

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has the potential for severe weather set for today into tonight with the possibility of strong storms developing this afternoon and moving along southern Minnesota into this evening.


  If you have outdoor activity plans scheduled, maybe like prep sports or activities, have a way to receive weather warnings. Today also begins what will most likely be a wet week for most of the state with the possibility of getting 4" of rain over the next few days, which would be the amount we typically see on average during the entire month of September.  

 

The rain amounts are again an estimate as it all depends on atmospheric conditions. It seems like when we are guaranteed a chance of rain, we don't get as much as predicted.

The wet weather and possible severe weather comes at an awkward time for the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities as their radar unit will be down for upgrades for the next three weeks. The NWS will utilize other area radar stations in order to see what is happening across much of Minnesota during that time.