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StormTeam3: A marginal risk for severe weather on Saturday

A chance for severe weather on Saturday evening. Here's the details.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 6:41 PM

Well this is it folks, Saturday's cold front will push summer like weather conditions out, and usher in the beginning of fall for the area.

Unfortunately, it also looks like it could usher in a round of severe weather.

The Iowa-Minnesota state border and the area surrounding it is currently under a marginal risk (low risk) for severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center for Saturday evening. The main threats here are large hail, gusty winds, and flash flooding linked to heavy rainfall. Much of the soil in the area is still saturated from storms over recent weeks, enhancing the risk for flash flooding.

There is plenty of energy in the atmosphere for storms to fire off. With Friday's high temperatures into the mid 80s, and dew points near and above 70 degrees, it goes to show how these summer like conditions are really so conducive to severe weather events. 

Some storms will fire off Saturday late morning, but these will be scattered and non-severe. In the evening hours ahead of the cold front, rain will start to develop throughout the area. If cloud cover Saturday is thick enough however, this will limit instability in the atmosphere and dampen the threat of severe weather. As of now, this looks to be the case for our area. Areas with clearer skies and even more moisture such as in central Iowa and Southern Wisconsin are at a greater risk for heavy rain based on our computer models.

We are tracking this system as it evolves.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 26273

Reported Deaths: 1126
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin8867641
Ramsey3252140
Stearns205014
Nobles15625
Anoka148878
Dakota141464
Washington68034
Olmsted67211
Kandiyohi5111
Rice4833
Scott4602
Clay44129
Mower4062
Wright3392
Todd3361
Sherburne2482
Carver2322
Benton1823
Steele1670
Blue Earth1480
Freeborn1420
Martin1325
St. Louis11814
Pine930
Nicollet8811
Lyon811
Winona8015
Cottonwood790
Watonwan780
Crow Wing774
Unassigned7511
Carlton750
Otter Tail730
Goodhue715
Chisago641
Polk612
Itasca5610
Dodge530
Chippewa521
Morrison480
Le Sueur461
Meeker460
Douglas450
Becker430
Jackson420
Murray400
McLeod390
Isanti360
Waseca270
Pennington230
Rock230
Mille Lacs231
Faribault200
Swift190
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Wabasha180
Fillmore171
Sibley160
Brown162
Norman150
Pipestone120
Marshall120
Kanabec121
Wilkin113
Cass112
Aitkin110
Wadena100
Pope100
Koochiching90
Big Stone80
Redwood70
Renville70
Mahnomen61
Lincoln60
Yellow Medicine60
Grant40
Traverse40
Red Lake40
Lac qui Parle30
Clearwater30
Roseau30
Hubbard30
Houston20
Kittson10
Lake10
Stevens10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20767

Reported Deaths: 583
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk4541137
Woodbury283737
Black Hawk177548
Buena Vista9971
Linn97179
Dallas94025
Marshall91218
Wapello62814
Johnson6189
Muscatine56541
Crawford5472
Tama41029
Scott38010
Dubuque35521
Louisa34911
Pottawattamie31110
Sioux2980
Jasper26917
Wright2120
Washington1958
Warren1661
Plymouth1462
Story1261
Allamakee1204
Mahaska9912
Poweshiek928
Henry722
Bremer706
Boone700
Des Moines671
Clarke660
Clinton651
Taylor640
Webster621
Hamilton610
Guthrie543
Cedar491
Benton431
Monroe415
Shelby370
Cherokee370
Jones370
Jefferson350
Marion350
Osceola340
Clayton343
Cerro Gordo331
Iowa330
Dickinson330
Buchanan330
Madison292
Lee290
Fayette280
Sac280
Davis280
Harrison260
Monona250
Clay250
Lyon240
Winneshiek240
Emmet240
Lucas222
Hardin210
Grundy200
Mills200
Delaware191
Humboldt191
Floyd191
Franklin170
Appanoose173
Hancock160
Butler161
Ida150
Greene150
Pocahontas150
Page140
Kossuth140
Keokuk140
Audubon131
Jackson130
Carroll130
Chickasaw130
Howard120
Cass120
Winnebago110
Montgomery91
Adair90
Union90
Van Buren90
Adams70
Palo Alto70
Calhoun60
Ringgold40
Mitchell40
Fremont40
Worth30
Wayne10
Decatur10
Unassigned00
Rochester
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Mason City
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Albert Lea
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Another round of severe weather tonight
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