MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The chance of severe thunderstorms Friday night in Minnesota has shifted further to the southwest, and there is a chance of more widespread thunderstorms on Saturday.
The latest update from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center shows the southwestern corner of the state, an area that covers the cities of Worthington, Marshall and Montevideo, has a “slight” risk of severe weather Friday night.
Slight risk is category number 2 on the center’s five-point scale, ranging from “marginal” risk to “high” risk.
WCCO-TV forecasters say showers are expected to arrive early Friday, but the possibility of thunderstorms will carry into early Saturday morning. The main severe weather threat will be large hail.
There is another possibility of severe weather on Saturday, when daytime temperatures are expected to reach 70 degrees. The Storm Prediction Center has most of Minnesota under a slight risk of severe weather, though it’s still too early to say when and where the storms will hit.
Things look to get dry and cool on Sunday, with temperatures set to stay below average for much of the week.
However, warmer temperatures over the weekend could lead to flooding in northern Minnesota.