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Risk for Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest

26 May 2020, 9:00 am

A slow moving storm system will bring the threat for severe thunderstorms into the Upper Midwest today (Tuesday). A slight risk for severe storms extends from near Duluth, Minnesota to the Iowa / Missouri border. A marginal risk extends into northern areas of Missouri, southward to Columbia.

If you focus on the wind direction in the atmosphere, notable low level wind shear is present. The direction the wind is flowing from changes with height as you move from the surface to a few thousand feet high. This will support the development of a few supercells in late afternoon and evening. Tornadoes, large hail, and strong wind gusts are all possible with ample instability and energy over the region.

If you are in the risk areas, check back with WeatherNation throughout the day for forecast updates and alerts on-air and online.

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Mace was born and raised in Minnesota, where his intrigue for weather and broadcasting grew at a young age. His 30 years in broadcasting have taken him all across the Midwest and in the South. During high school and college, Mace first worked at a number of radio stations which helped pay tuition bills and get him ready for a career in television. His first TV Meteorology job was in Wausau, WI, fo... Load Morellowed by stops in Grand Rapids, MI, Fort Myers, FL, Tampa, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA and then across the country on WeatherNation. Mace is one of our Digital Meteorologists, posting weather stories on our website and social media accounts. He is also a game-day Meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins.

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