Today will be a humid one, developing into thunderstorms later in the day.
A special weather statement warns several counties will experience very warm and humid conditions in the afternoon. Temperatures are supposed to rise and with humidity, the heat index could top 100 in some parts of southern Minnesota.
Severe storms are possible across Minnesota this afternoon starting in the west, then moving east along Interstate 94 into the Twin Cities in the evening.
The highest potential for severe weather is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the Twin Cities, according to KSTP’s Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow.
The National Weather Service warns of excessive rainfall risk as 2 to 3 inches of rain are expected to fall quickly in a narrow corridor. The greatest risk for flash flooding is near Mankato and Albert Lea where heavy rain and hail hit the area Sunday night.
NWS advises to “never attempt to drive or walk through flooded roads. Turn around, don’t drown!”
NWS confirms two tornadoes touched down Saturday in Nicollet and Blue Earth counties. The area also experienced heavy crop damage from hail, which was reportedly the size of baseballs and grapefruit.
Looking ahead, the weekend will be a hot one with 90s starting Saturday.