Special FOX 21 weather update for this afternoon
Good afternoon, here's your severe weather update for Thursday afternoon, June 5th: The Northland is expecting some severe weather late this afternoon and evening as an intense low pressure system wraps up on the lee side of the Rocky Mountains. ...
Good afternoon, here's your severe weather update for Thursday afternoon, June 5th:
The Northland is expecting some severe weather late this afternoon and evening as an intense low pressure system wraps up on the lee side of the Rocky Mountains. Copious amounts of heat and humidity are bubbling northward along a warm front, which will be sitting near the Minnesota-Iowa-South Dakota-Nebraska border today. This front will be the focal point for nasty storms, which will be producing up to 3 inch hail, gusty winds up to 80mph and isolated, large, destructive tornadoes. This whole mess will lift northward through late afternoon and evening hours, bringing us the left-overs, which will likely be less severe at that point. However, Northlanders are under a slight risk of severe weather, which means that there is the potential for watches and or warnings later. Keep in mind that as these storms travel northward, they will get away from the best instability parameters and become mostly hail, strong wind and heavy rain producing storms! Some folks in northern Minnesota could see as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain by tomorrow. Keep those weather radios handy and tune into Fox 21 Television for the latest severe weather updates if anything should develop.
SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM THE DULUTH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH TEXT:
Here's your forecast:
This afternoon: Mostly cloudy with scattered sprinkles and isolated showers or storms developing late. Winds: E/NE 20; Temps: 50's, 40's lakeside;
Tonight: FLASH FLOOD WATCH; Scattered showers and T-storms, some strong to severe with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain; LO: 51
Friday: FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL AM FRIDAY; Ongoing showers and thunderstorms early, some strong to severe with hail, strong winds and heavy rain in the morning; HI: 66; LO: 52
Saturday: Partly sunny with isolated PM showers and thunderstorms, some strong east. HI: 70; LO: 50
Don't forget to tune into Fox 21 News at 9pm for the latest weather updates and more on your Fox 5-day forecast.
Have a good Thursday.
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