Tornado alerts in southern Minnesota: Severe weather alert: 10 a.m. is Crucial.

There are tornado alerts in southern Minnesota.Minneapolis, Minnesota  Tuesday is designated as a NEXT Weather Alert day in Minnesota, meaning that there will likely be more storms and severe weather in some areas of the state, possibly including tornadoes in southern Minnesota.

A more intense round is expected to reach by late afternoon, following morning showers and storms. By Wednesday morning, the second round is expected to have spread throughout the Twin Cities by the evening and be ready to shuttle out.

The metro area is marginally less likely to have severe weather than the southeast region of Minnesota. It is potential for storms to produce localized tornadoes, destructive wind, and huge hail. 

tornado alerts in southern Minnesota

Blue Earth and other southern Minnesotan areas were under a tornado warning from the National Weather Service until five o’clock in the evening. It is recommended that Minnesotans in the vicinity seek shelter right away, go inside a room or cellar, and stay away from windows.

Tornado watches were in force throughout most of southeast Minnesota and into Iowa as of early Tuesday afternoon. The expiration of the warnings is scheduled for 9 p.m.

The threat of flooding is another. A flood watch is in effect for Eastern Minnesota, including the metro area, until 7 p.m.

Although there aren’t any severe thunderstorm watches in effect today, they should be by late afternoon. Southwest and west-central Minnesota, as well as the Twin Cities metro area, are probably going to be included in those advisories. A wind advisory is also in effect for western Minnesota, where gusts of up to 50 mph are possible.

The high on Tuesday will be in the lower 70s.

tornado alerts in southern Minnesota

Storms in the northwest region of the state will deliver heavy rain starting at 10 a.m. and continuing all day. It’s likely to rain several inches, and flooding is a possibility.

Although there may be some morning rain in the Twin Cities as well, the more intense rain will not arrive until the afternoon.

A potentially severe system is expected to pass across southern Minnesota about 3 p.m. and hit the city between 4 and 6 p.m. The system will lose strength after 8 p.m. when it spirals to the north and travels over western Wisconsin, but the severe threat will persist into the night.

With the exception of occasional rain in the north, Wednesday should be mainly clear.

After all is said and done, the Twin Cities should receive one to two inches, while northern Minnesota may receive up to 2.5 inches.

Preparing ahead of time for a tornado or thunderstorm is possible in numerous ways.

The Red Cross suggests that in the event of a tornado, people should find a secure location inside their home to gather, such as a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor without windows. Seek immediate shelter if there is a tornado warning in effect. Additionally, avoid going near doors, windows, and outside walls.

If there is a warning for a severe thunderstorm, seek cover in a large structure or in a car with the windows closed.

tornado alerts in southern Minnesota

After this system clears, Wednesday should be quite calm. There might be some wind in the morning and a persistent rain or storm to the north and east. It will be in the upper 60s to almost 70s, although a little colder.

With sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s, Thursday promises to be a good day. It might be the only day without the possibility of rain.

There are sporadic showers and thunderstorms expected for the rest of the week, with highs in the seventies.

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