Radar watchers will have plenty to look at today in Minnesota.
A weak and slow moving cool front will stall over eastern Minnesota later today. Moisture pooling near the front will provide the fuel for scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The moisture, warm winds and frontal position mean it's the kind of day where scattered storms may pop up with little notice. Remember that old saying if you don't like the weather just wait 15 minutes? Today may be that kind of day with rapid weather changes.
Some of the storms may be strong to marginally severe later this afternoon and this evening. Expect the potential for local downpours, gusty winds, lightning and hail today.
The good news is we could use some more rain. Many spots could see another .25" to .50" today, with a few lucky spots seeing higher totals. The weather lab got a nice shot of rain yesterday, but another half inch would be welcome for many fields, lawns and gardens.
Forecast modles indicate chances for more rainfall today.
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It appears the best chance for heavy rainfall approaching an inch will be in the southeast metro and western Wisconsin later this afternoon and this evening.
If you are heading out to the Twins game today, expect the possibility of a shower or T-Storm. Since coverage of the storms will be scattered, there may be rainy periods and breaks in the rain this afternoon. Highs should be in the 70s with a mild south wind blowing in from the outfield.
It is interesting to note that on the day of the Gophers home opener at TCF Bank Stadium it remained dry, while over an inch of rain fell just 1 mile from the stadium in localized downpours. The vertical development of convective precipitation causes wide variation in rainfall over short distances.
Here are some resources to keep track today's changeable weather situation.