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Next Weather: More Severe Storms, Sweltering Heat On The Way

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Next Weather team is tracking severe storms that could produce tornadoes Wednesday and Thursday, and there’s also extreme heat in the forecast.

A warm front is going to lift throughout the day Wednesday, which will bring in heat and humidity. Most of the day will be dry and fairly comfortable, but temperatures and the dew point will rise as the day rolls on, with the high in the Twin Cities forecasted at 84 degrees by dinner time.

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Rains will hold off until the early evening in the metro, but there may be flash flooding in some areas, and some healthy rain totals – with more than 2 inches in the metro, and up to 4 inches in the Mankato.

Any tornadic activity should occur earlier in the late afternoon and early evening in southwestern Minnesota, which also may deal with a sizable hail threat.

As the system congeals into a line of storms by about 7 p.m., it will bring heavy rain to the metro and damaging winds at the leading edge of the system. It will exit Minnesota in the early overnight hours.

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We’ll take a little breather, then another round of severe weather is possible Thursday. The greatest storm threat will be from west-central to northern Minnesota.

Thursday will be flat-out hot and humid, with a high of 91 in the metro. It will also be a very windy day. It will all settle down Friday, and it should be a calm and humidity-free fishing opener weekend, with temps in the 70s.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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