The severe weather outlook is elevated going into the early morning hours on Sunday, possibly into the afternoon as well. The areas we are watching stretch from central South Dakota and to the east to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The biggest potential for severe weather will be damaging winds and large hail.
Thunderstorms will be moving to the east around 35 miles per hour, perhaps as quickly as 45 mph. Keep an eye on the sky to the west for changing conditions and remain aware of your surroundings while enjoying the hot, summer weather. The image above shows an ‘enhanced’ risk of severe weather. Let’s discuss what is possible in that scenario.
A stationary front is going to be draped across South Dakota and through the Twin Cities, then to the east through Green Bay and Alpena. This slow-moving front will help thunderstorms develop, while a wave of low pressure ( L indicated above ) rides along that front to the east. This will again help spread some storms and heavy rain from west to east.
The weather will be staying a little busier in this neck of the woods during the next few days. Remember to stay weather aware and have a way of getting warnings/alerts. Also, the above images are forecast products and thus are liable to minor tweaks and changes, both in intensity but also placement. Check back in with us on-air and on-line here at WeatherNation as we keep you updated with the freshest information.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier