There is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms for portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa this afternoon into tonight. This includes but is not limited to Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Rochester, MN and La Crosse, WI.
The tornado threat remains low as the storms are expected to turn into a large bowing Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) likely with an embedded Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) which will move Southeastward through the moderate risk area. Damaging winds and hail will be the main threat with this large storm as it pushes its way towards Illinois overnight.
What exactly does a moderate or slight risk mean for your area? Here is a look at what each risk category means so that you know how to prepare for severe storms in your area.
The SPC updates their severe outlook throughout the day and the graphics seen here are subject to change. You can always find the latest on the severe outlook by tuning in or going to http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
We will be tracking the storms as they fire up this afternoon here on WeatherNation
Brandon Thorne ─ WeatherNationTV