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SEVERE STORMS LIKELY WEDNESDAY

A significant low pressure center will swing in from the west, ushering in storms during much of Wednesday. A slight risk is severe weather is issued for the Northland as heavy rain, hail up to ping pong size and damaging wind gusts are all likely. In fact, an isolated tornado or two may also initially develop in the early afternoon hours. Keep an eye to the sky late in the day!

A line of storms will likely clock into north central Minnesota from the Dakotas in the early to mid morning hours tomorrow. Heavy rain and some brief strong wind gusts will be likely with the morning storms. The storms will drift into Duluth and dissipate in intensity by the Noon hour. As the initial system clears, our atmosphere will destabilize and more storms will develop in central and northern Minnesota. Severe weather will be likely and a flash flood threat will certainly be possible! The Twin Ports and northwest Wisconsin has the best chance for flash flooding into tomorrow night. We are getting suggestions that some spots may pick up 1-3 inches of rainfall late Wednesday!

Conditions will start to wane in intensity by the time we get into midnight and beyond as the storms brush east. A straggling shower or rumble of thunder may be left over Thursday as the front slides through but I'm expecting a much quieter end to the week and weekend. Humidity levels will drop to much more bearable levels by the time Friday rolls around and we will comfortably see high temperatures spread about the 70s and 80s for the latter portion of the 7-Day Forecast! No significant storm systems lurk on the horizon either, making for an enjoyable middle of July.

Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

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