The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather across parts of Central Minnesota this afternoon and tonight.

Thunderstorm chances increase this afternoon and into this evening. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be possible with any storms today. Damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado will all be possible later today and tonight.

The greatest threat of severe weather will be from Central Minnesota, through the Twin Cities metro, and into Western Wisconsin.

National Weather Service

While there's a chance of morning showers and thunderstorms, The storms associated with the severe weather threat are not expected to reach the Saint Cloud area until after 4 PM . Thunderstorms are also possible again Wednesday night, Thursday, and again Thursday night.

This week also looks to remain hit and humid, with highs in the mid-eighties. The normal high for today is 77°.

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High Temperatures for Monday

  • St. Cloud: 86°
  • Foley: 85°
  • Little Falls: 83°
  • Princeton: 85°

High Temperatures for Tuesday

  • St. Cloud: 86°
  • Foley: 84°
  • Little Falls: 84°
  • Princeton: 84°

High Temperatures for Wednesday

  • St. Cloud: 87°
  • Foley: 86°
  • Little Falls: 85°
  • Princeton: 87°

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From the National Weather Service this morning: Severe storms and heavy rain will be possible late this afternoon into tonight from the Twin Cities metro area into Wisconsin.

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