Just days after highs in the 80s and wildfires popping up around Minnesota, winter is setting in for the northern corner of the state.
A severe round of thunderstorms swept through the Twin Cities metro area early Sunday morning, and many residents awoke to the sound of loud thunder, hail and rain. Earlier in the weekend, the weather was worst in the southern part of the state, as in Kiester, Minn., shown here.
Thunderstorms have formed to the west of the Twin Cities and a Tornado Watch is in effect for a large part of central and southwest Minnesota until 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service is warning of possible severe weather in the southern parts of Minnesota for the duration of the weekend.
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes tore through the Dallas area and several others have been reported.
A cold front cutting through Minnesota from north to south Monday could bring flurries. The front moved through northern Minnesota, and will arrive in the metro and southern Minnesota late afternoon and evening. A colder arctic air mass will sag south by Friday.
Our next weather tracks through southern Minnesota Friday. This system is focusing a dry powdery snowfall on the on southern half of Minnesota. The Twin Cities lies in the northern part of the system and snow could affect Friday's morning rush in the metro.
The National Weather Service has unveiled the "new" 30 year averages. One notable data point: Winter in Minnesota is getting warmer, especially at night.
A weak bubble of Canadian high pressure is gracing Minnesota with cooler and much drier air today but dew points begin to creep upward again Friday and return to the 70s.
The dew point reached 82 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. That's the highest dew point ever recorded at that location. The observed heat index of 119 at 4 p.m. appears to tie the highest heat index ever recorded in the Twin Cities. The previous record dates back to 1966.
Meteorologist Paul Huttner and University of Minnesota geography professor Kenny Blumenfeld discussed the increase in tornados and whether urban residents should expect more tornados in the near future with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer on Tuesday.
Hail and heavy rain is being reported in some parts of Minnesota this evening. There's also the possibility of some severe weather. Get the latest weather information on Updraft.
The type of major upper air pattern change that would send spring time temperatures gushing into Minnesota may be about to unfold starting on Mother's Day weekend & beyond.
The floods of 2011 are still in progress and have caused problems in some areas. There have been two flood-related deaths; and numerous roads, parks and fields remain under water, especially near the Red River. But MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner says it could have been so much worse.
A late southward shift in our powerful hybrid winter-spring storm has placed the Twin Cities metro in the potential heavy snow band into Wednesday. Winter storm warnings have now been expanded to include the Twin Cities metro, which could see 5-10 inches of snow.