MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A spring storm will wash over Minnesota on Wednesday, threatening thunderstorms within the southern a part of the state and accumulating snow up north, the place some communities might see 6 inches stack up.
Meteorologist Riley O’Connor says the rain pushed into southern Minnesota early within the morning, reaching the Twin Cities space earlier than dawn. The rain is anticipated to fall within the southern half of the state via the morning earlier than doable breaks within the clouds early within the afternoon.
Nevertheless, these peeks of sunshine might create instability, resulting in doable afternoon and night thunderstorms. In line with forecasters, the realm that would see marginal extreme climate consists of the Twin Cities, southeastern Minnesota and far of western Wisconsin. The thunderstorms might convey hail, robust winds and even tornadoes.
A Marginal danger of extreme climate exists throughout southern MN into west central WI. A 2nd spherical of thunderstorms could develop throughout this area this afternoon and night. A few these storms could also be extreme with excessive winds & hail. A twister additionally can’t be dominated out. #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/rhWg3sl4uI
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) March 10, 2021
In the meantime, a wind advisory might be in impact Wednesday night for a number of counties south of the Twin Cities and increasing into western Wisconsin. Westerly winds of 25 mph with gusts as much as 45 mph must be anticipated.
In northern Minnesota, the story might be snow. The flakes will start falling round noontime in west-central Minnesota earlier than pushing northeast and reaching the North Shore within the night. Most areas ought to count on 3 to six inches of snow, though totals of round 8 inches are doable within the Arrowhead.
These storms come following a day of record-breaking heat. On Tuesday, the mercury within the Twin Cities reached 63 levels, breaking a report set in 1878.
Trying forward, Thursday will convey gradual clearing with highs within the mid-40s. Sunshine and temperatures within the 50s are anticipated to return this weekend.