The threat of 60+ MPH winds, hail, and a very low chance of tornados will be stretched across Southern Minnesota this afternoon as the National Weather Service as put Rice, Steele, Goodhue, and Olmsted Counties in an Enhanced Risk for severe weather. 

The National Weather Service tweeted out this image early this morning.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has also been issued until 3 this afternoon for a host of counties including Scott and Dakota Counties.  


This has been a strange weather summer for portions of SE Minnesota. It seems we either get it all or nothing when it comes to weather or precipitation.

Right now the National Weather Service is expecting the rain to begin to arrive this afternoon, as we see another humid morning on tap. The long term forecast calls for a cool front moving through on Wednesday leading to the possibility of more rain/severe weather possibly coming through the area.

"The long term has another cold front moving through the area Wednesday, followed by cooler and drier conditions which should last the remainder of the week." NWS Weather Discussion

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