MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin are getting another round of severe thunderstorms Saturday evening.
This comes after a round of severe thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday morning, which left wind damage in northern Minnesota, and thousands of Minnesotans without power.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect in Carlton and Pine counties until 9:30 p.m.
Some storms passed through the Twin Cities in the 8 p.m. hour, but they were not severe. Earlier tornado warnings in the metro expired by 6:45 p.m., but the threat remains.
An Excessive Heat Warning is also in place from the Twin Cities all the way to the southwest portion of the state until 9 p.m.
he actual temperature in the Twin Cities was near 90 degrees for much of Saturday, but throw in the high humidity and we had triple-digit heat indices, with the Twin Cities and further south feeling somewhere between 100 and 116 degrees.
Oppressive dew points and an incoming eastern-moving cold front have helped whip up thunderstorms, which will linger in the state until about 11 p.m. The storm system should be out by about midnight.
The biggest threats Saturday are in the form of possible straight-line winds and big hail.
Humidity will drop and winds will pick up Sunday, with a high of 86 in the metro. Storm chances return Tuesday, and more heat will return by next weekend.