It’s a new week, and we start off with a quieter weather forecast in the Twin Cities. While light rain passed over Minneapolis, we saw numerous severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings throughout southern and central Minnesota last night.
The map above shows the storm reports from yesterday’s severe weather, and you can see a number of large hail reports in Minnesota, as well as two tornado reports – near Lake Crystal, which is just a little west of Mankato.
Tomorrow we’ll see a chance for more thunderstorms, especially at night. Some of those could contain severe-level wind and possibly some hail. Here’s tomorrow’s severe weather threat:
A “slight risk” for severe storms means about a 15% chance of severe weather within 25 miles of a point. That means you’re not likely to see severe storms yourself, but there’ll probably be a few severe storms not too far away. Future radar on that in a moment.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
All-in-all, this looks like a fairly standard July week in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Near-average weather conditions, including humidity and heat. Let’s talk about tomorrow night’s storms.
Showers and thunderstorms could form earlier in the evening Tuesday, but anything substantial is more likely to happen after dark, and near or slightly after the midnight hour.
Stay tuned, but note that future radar image above and the robust coverage of storms in southern Minnesota. We’ll see how it pans out and have an update tomorrow morning.
Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.