Just three days after an early morning storm left many in St. Michael, Hanover, Buffalo and Monticello without power, northern Wright County might be in the crosshairs again.
A line of severe weather is expected to make its way across South Dakota Tuesday afternoon and into western Minnesota by mid evening, with conditions ripe for severe storms. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement for Minnesota, with most of the Twin Cities metro in the alerted area.
The line of storms, the forecast states, will have high winds, heavy rain, lighting and possible hail – all of which could cause damage. Trees are already stressed after winds of more than 60 mph hit the area Sunday morning when severe weather came through on June 11.
Here’s the statement from the NWS in Chanhassen:
.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight There is an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon through tonight generally west of Interstate 35 and a Slight Risk to the east into west central Wisconsin. A line of thunderstorms is expected to move into western Minnesota between 6pm and 8pm. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible with this line thunderstorms as it moves east across the area tonight. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out either, especially for areas along and north of a St. Cloud to Morris line in central Minnesota. Prior to the storms, peak heat indices between 95 and 100 degrees will be common across southern Minnesota this afternoon. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms again Wednesday, mainly along and east of Interstate 35 corridor. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible as scattered thunderstorms develop during the afternoon. Thunderstorm chances return Friday night and Saturday.