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Next Weather: Severe Storm Chances Monday, Possible Record Heat To Follow

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sunday’s wet weather was a prelude to an active weather week in Minnesota, with several chances for severe weather — and possible record heat.

Monday’s high temperature in the Twin Cities will be 81 degrees, which is about 30 degrees warmer than Sunday. Monday will also be breezy, with a wind advisory for western and southern Minnesota.

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Storms will be moving east out of the Dakotas Monday morning, losing strength as they head east into western Minnesota. The system will roll through the state between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., with hail as the main threat, followed by damaging winds. Montevideo is the area furthest east in the slight risk zone, and Hutchinson is furthest east in the marginal risk zone.

A quick storm is also possible Monday morning and evening in central Minnesota. The evening storms will fire up along a narrow line that’s mainly east of Interstate 35 and swing east. There’s a slight chance of severe weather for the area east of I-35, and slightly more of a chance for the far southeastern tip of Minnesota. Winds are the main threat, with a few tornadoes possible. This will be from dinner time until midnight.

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Tuesday is really the only dry day of the week, with a high of 76 and a mix of sun and clouds. Wednesday’s forecasted high is 85, and storms return that evening, bringing with them the potential for flooding.

Humidity will increase Wednesday and Thursday, the latter one being a hot-and-humid day with a high of 88, which is two degrees away from the record high.

Storms are possible once again Thursday and into the weekend, when temps will be in the 70s.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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