Will Southern Minnesota See Hurricane Force Winds Tonight?
The all-time record high temperature for today in Faribault is 54 degrees. The forecast high today is 61 degrees. The forecast low for this weekend is 7 degrees. I am not a meteorologist but I do know when warm and cold air masses collide you can get severe weather. So, be aware there is a chance of severe thunderstorms later today and tonight. I am sure you saw the news reports of the tornadoes over the weekend in the southeastern United States.
It is hard to believe one tornado can be on the ground for 250 miles! Let's hope we do not see anything like that tonight in Minnesota. However, there are high wind warnings for our area tonight. There are forecasts for up to 80 miles an hour wind gusts tonight in Minnesota. The National Weather Service is calling for 60 miles an hour wind gusts tonight. Just to put that in perspective, a category 1 hurricane has wind speeds of 74 to 95 miles an hour.
So, be sure to stay tuned to KDHL for any weather updates. Plus, if you have not signed up for county or community emergency notifications on your cell phone maybe you should?