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Cold Front Ushers in Storms & September-Like Temps

Updated: 07/22/2013 12:17 PM
Created: 07/22/2013 12:08 PM KSTP.com

A strong cold front is inching closer and closer to southeast Minnesota this afternoon. This front should provide enough forcing for some thunderstorms, some of which may be on the strong side as well as a large chill in temperatures.

All of the ingredients are present today for stronger storms. Biggest question is when cold front arrives. Right now front is progressing faster than anticipated but still in position for a chance for storms. Timing for storms right now looks to be between 2-8 PM. These storms will likely create a line. Climatologically, when this happens our focus shifts to a strong wind event and away from the threat for hail and tornadoes.

                                

After the cold front passes temperatures and humidity will reduce to very comfortable levels. Temperatures in northern Minnesota already impacted by the cold front have reduced to low 60s at midday. We won’t see daytime high temperatures quite that low but high temperatures on Tuesday & Wednesday will likely only reach the middle 70s! Those temperatures are consistent with what we typically feel at the beginning of September!

                    

Justin Thompson-Gee
Storm Tracker 6 Meteorologist