With dew points in the “tropical” range and a massive drop in temperatures in the forecast for midweek, conditions are ripe for severe weather to hit the Twin Cities area, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.
That includes Wright County and the communities within the North Wright County Today coverage area.
“(Storm conditions) are in place again today across parts of eastern and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin ahead of a cold front. Storms are expected to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could be severe. Large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall are the primary threats, although tornadoes are possible too” the NWS stated in its assessment, released about 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
Heavy rainfall hit the area Sunday afternoon, bringing humid conditions back to the area Sunday night. Those will prevail until Tuesday after 1 a.m., thanks to a warm front.
But a huge cold front will drop high temperatures in the upper 60s – something we’re used to seeing for low temperatures, lately. And winds from the north, shifting after midnight on Tuesday, will make conditions less humid and plunge those low temperatures into the low 50s, offering a bit of a ‘fall preview.’
No watches or warnings have been issued yet, but a severe storm watch is likely, weather forecasters said. That includes tornado watches for some of the NWCT area.
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