Tuesday showers favor southern Minnesota; severe risk returns Thursday

Light to moderate rain across southern Minnesota Tuesday.

Rainfall forecast
Rainfall forecast Tuesday.
Twin Cities National Weather Service

I must say this past weekend was one of the best in Minnesota in recent memory.

Highs in the low 70s and dew points in the 30s and 40s with no bugs? Spectacular best in a lifetime total lunar eclipse?


Our lovely Monday evening gives way to a showery weather pattern Tuesday across southern Minnesota. NOAA’s NAM 3 km model shows scattered rain cell driftings across southern Minnesota in this loop between 7 a.m. Tuesday through midnight Wednesday.

NOAA NAM 3 km model
NOAA NAM 3 km model between 7 am Tuesday and midnight Wednesday.
NOAA via tropical tidbits

Shower coverage favors southwest Minnesota Tuesday morning and midday, and southeast Minnesota including the Twin Cities from middy through Tuesday evening.

Severe risk Thursday?

Wednesday looks quiet with temperatures peaking around 70 in the Twin Cities. A system approaching Thursday appears to bring another severe weather risk. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center paints the potential risk zone Thursday.

Severe weather risk areas
Severe weather risk area Thursday.

Stay tuned.

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