The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather across parts of Central Minnesota tonight through Sunday.

Thunderstorm chances increase this evening and overnight. Heavy rainfall will be possible with any storms this weekend. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and a tornado will all be possible Sunday and Sunday night.

National Weather Service

The storms are not expected to reach the Saint Cloud area until after 8 PM . Thunderstorms are also likely off and on again Saturday and Sunday.

Following this weekend's storms, Central Minnesota is in for a cooler and less humid start to the week..

High Temperatures for Monday

  • St. Cloud: 78°
  • Little Falls: 78°
  • Princeton: 78°

High Temperatures for Tuesday

  • St. Cloud: 83°
  • Little Falls: 83°
  • Princeton: 83°

The average high temps for this time of year are near eighty.

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From the National Weather Service this morning: Look for a few scattered thunderstorms later this evening and overnight, with heavy rain possible. On Saturday we'll have heat and humidity build across the region, followed by more storms on Sunday. Please stay weather aware this weekend as strong to severe storms are possible both days.

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