MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a Next Weather Alert day as the first round of severe storms, which featured large hail, have pulled through Minnesota early Monday afternoon.
Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Carlton and St. Louis counties expired at noon as the storm moved east into Wisconsin.
The WCCO Weather Team reports that 60 mph winds and ping pong-sized hail were the main threats as the storm moved into Wisconsin in the late morning. Those in the area were advised to seek sturdy shelter and avoid windows.
The severe weather outlook for today looks to be “enhanced” for the southeastern region of the state, like Red Wing, Winona and Austin. The southeastern side of the Twin Cities is included in that enhanced risk. Slight and marginal risk zones surround that area.
Some damage has been reported. In Chisago, power lines were blown over near the high school. Classes were cancelled.
A block of a power lines were wiped out in front Chisago High School from the storm that came through Lindström/Chisago County this morning.
Classes have been cancelled today at the high school #wcco #NextWx #MNwx pic.twitter.com/khSg9alkcF
— Marielle Mohs (@MarielleMohs) May 9, 2022
As storms rolled through the state in the morning, many people reported large hail. In Canby earlier in the morning, Twitter user Tamie captured video of the hail falling.
— Tamie (@redrocks222) May 9, 2022
Kimball resident, Erin Truenow, sent in a picture of hail that looks to be as big as — if not bigger than — the diameter of a pop can.
As the first storm systems clears out of the state, the next round is expected to arrive in southeastern Minnesota in the late afternoon and early evening hours. The Twin Cities could get clipped in these storms.
Hail will again be the main threat with these storms, though there is also an outside chance of an isolated tornado and flooding.
The Twin Cities and areas to the southwest will see high temperatures in the 80s, while up north will be a few degrees cooler due to the rain and cloud cover.
Things will quiet down in the overnight hours, and Tuesday looks dry and pleasant, with a high of 76 and a mix of sun and clouds.
Storms return on Wednesday, and they have the potential to turn severe.
Thursday could see record highs, with 90 degrees possible in the Twin Cities. After that, temperatures will cool slightly as we head into the weekend.
Source: CBS Minnesota