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Severe weather is possible later today; much cooler weather returns for the weekend

Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and evening
The full weather forecast from the 6:30 half-hour of KTTC News Today.
The full weather forecast from the 6:30 half-hour of KTTC News Today.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 8:26 AM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Over the past few days, we’ve been talking about the potential for severe weather today and it still looks like that aspect of the weather will be a concern for the late afternoon and evening. In fact, the level of severe weather risk has been elevated to three out of five in the Storm Prediction Center’s daily severe weather outlook. We’ll have sunshine with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms in the area during the day, but the severe weather risk will begin to develop after 4:00 as a few intense storms are expected to fire up. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with a gusty south breeze.

We'll have sunshine and come clouds with isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. A...
We'll have sunshine and come clouds with isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. A few storms may become severe late in the afternoon.(KTTC)
We'll have isolated showers and storms during the day. Severe weather will be possible after...
We'll have isolated showers and storms during the day. Severe weather will be possible after 4:00 in some locations.(KTTC)
We'll have isolated showers in the area during the day. Storms may become strong to severe late...
We'll have isolated showers in the area during the day. Storms may become strong to severe late in the afternoon with high temps in the upper 70s and gusty south winds.(KTTC)

More widespread thunderstorms will form ahead of a cold front that will be moving into the area from the northwest this evening. The primary threats will be large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes likely starting with individual cells before morphing into a complex of severe storms after 6:00. The threat of severe weather goes on until midnight with just a few isolated showers and thunderstorms beyond that for the overnight hours.

We'll be in the level three of five severe weather risk today. Large hail, damaging winds, and...
We'll be in the level three of five severe weather risk today. Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will be possible late in the afternoon and for the evening.(KTTC)

Cooler, drier air will work its way into the region for Friday with clouds behind the cold front gradually clearing off during the day. High temperatures will be in the mid-60s with a cool westerly breeze that will reach 15 miles per hour at times.

A disturbance will move through the region on Saturday, bringing clouds and eventually a few light rain showers for the midday and afternoon hours. High temperatures will only be in the low 50s with a brisk north breeze adding a slight chill to the air.

We'll have highs in the 60s and then 50s as we approach the weekend. A few showers will be...
We'll have highs in the 60s and then 50s as we approach the weekend. A few showers will be possible mainly in the afternoon hours of Saturday.(KTTC)

We’ll have abundant sunshine Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 50s and a slight northwest breeze.

A storm system will move into the region from the west next week, bringing light showers to the area from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday and for a portion of

Wednesday. High temperatures will slowly warm from the low to mid-60s in the first half of the week before much warmer air builds in during the latter part of the week. High temperatures will be in the low and then mid-70s for Thursday into Friday and for the holiday weekend beyond.

After a breezy and warm Thursday, things will get much cooler over the days that follow.
After a breezy and warm Thursday, things will get much cooler over the days that follow.(KTTC)

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