The first part of a one-two punch in what looks to be a warm and slightly unsettled weekend weather pattern is moving through the region today. A storm system along the U.S.-Canadian border is stirring up our winds and producing some scattered showers and thunderstorms in the central Minnesota and in parts of Wisconsin today. There will be a slight chance that a couple of stray storms may migrate into our local area, especially the northern edge, later today. Otherwise most of the activity with that storm system will stay away from us while bright sunshine and gusty southwest winds will be the story today with high temperatures expected to be at least 10° warmer than normal for this time of the year as readings will commonly be in the upper 80s to round out the work week. We’ll get a break from active weather tomorrow as winds will be a bit more tame, the skies will be bright and sunny, and highs will be close to 90°. The second part of that one-two punch will come along late Sunday as a storm system and its associated cold front will approach the region from the west, drawing in some humidity and extra heat. We’ll have highs in the low 90s Sunday with a chance for a few late afternoon, but especially evening thunderstorms. Some of those storms may become severe with large hail and strong winds possible. That said, rainfall doesn’t look to be tremendously heavy in that scenario and by far the area with highest probability of severe weather will be to our north, but we’ll still have to keep an eye on the situation as large hail and strong winds will be possible in the evening and overnight period Sunday into Monday. Stay tuned!
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This post was written by tschmidt on June 8, 2012