After a few gorgeous days in Minnesota, a more active weather pattern settling in and settling into heavy rain and a storm.
Here are most of the surrounding areas that the Twin Cities have and are looking over the next few days.
- Friday: 82 and sunny winds, calm.
- Saturday: Heavy rain and thunder the first half of the day. Temps in the 70s.
- Sunday: 82 and sunny winds, calm.
- Monday: Platforms near 80 with potential for heavy rain and storms.
- Tuesday: 75 and sunny.
The severe threat of rainfall in southern Minnesota is on a very late Friday night that Saturday morning, with the best chance for heavy rain and thunder in the southwest parts of the state.
Here's a look at the future simulation radar from the 3KM NAM model, showing showers and storms moving out of South Dakota to west Minnesota after Friday's dinner, and working across southern Minnesota during the overnight and morning hours.
One or two east warning warnings may be issued in west Minnesota on Friday night, but South Dakota is the most severe threat.
"This precaution will continue to expand the southeast throughout southern Minnesota during the overnight hours," says the National Weather Service. "By Saturday morning, there are chances of showers and thunderstorms, most of Minnesota, and of southern Minnesota, and the best remaining opportunity across central west, southwest and Minnesota.
After a wonderful Sunday, the next opportunity comes for Monday showers and storms. Again, there will be plenty of moisture in the atmosphere for too much rain.
It is too early for the NWS to find where the storms will be, but where they are GFS model shows widespread precipitation in Minnesota, currently the bullseye is over the southern half of the state.