Stormy Start to Friday
This was the view from Excelsior, MN early Friday morning as a line of strong to nearly severe storms brushed the Twin Cities Metro. While the severe weather reports remained at a minimum, heavy rainfall reports were quite plentiful across parts of the state.
Here’s a list of some of the heaviest tallies from late last night/early Friday morning across parts of Minnesota
Note how the heaviest rain fell from just west of St. Cloud to just west of the Twin Cities.
Continued Severe Weather Threat…
Severe Threat Friday
TO THE NORTH OF A PERSISTENT UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS…A RELATIVELY AMPLIFIED CORRIDOR OF WESTERLIES WILL EXIST
FROM THE GREAT BASIN/PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO THE UPPER MIDWEST/GREAT
LAKES TODAY…INCLUDING A SEMI-PROMINENT SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT WILL
MOVE EASTWARD OVER NORTHERN ONTARIO/UPPER GREAT LAKES THROUGH
TONIGHT. AN UPPER LOW WILL ALSO SHIFT EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD OVER NEW
Severe Threat Saturday
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON
SATURDAY FROM PARTS OF THE CENTRAL/NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE MISSOURI
RIVER VALLEY…MIDWEST AND SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES.
AN UPPER LOW OVER SOUTHWEST BRITISH COLUMBIA WILL DRIFT SOUTHWARD
SATURDAY WITH MODESTLY-AMPLIFIED WESTERLIES FROM ACROSS NORTHERN
TIER OF STATES…WHILE AN EAST-WEST ELONGATED UPPER LEVEL HIGH
REMAINS CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.
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