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Severe Thunderstorms ongoing in the Upper Midwest

9 Aug 2020, 2:15 pm

An quickly advancing cold front in the Upper Midwest will continue to strengthen thunderstorms throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota until 7 PM CT Sunday for large hail up to 2″ in diameter, damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, and even a few tornadoes that may spin up along the squall line.

Severe Outlook

There is a large coverage area for today’s severe threat. The highest risk for severe ranges from North Dakota, Minnesota into Wisconsin as this line of severe thunderstorm progresses east.

Severe Risks

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded it’s tornado probability for Minnesota through Wisconsin as seen below:

All modes of severe weather will be in the forecast today and that includes the risk of some isolated tornadoes.  The tornado risk will be strongest over Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Our in house forecast model is forecasting severe storms pushing east into Indiana and Illinois through Monday. This will be a situation that you will want to have some way of getting severe alerts in case you have to take cover while you are sleeping.

Keep checking with WeatherNation for more updates on Sunday’s severe weather chances.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!