Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Early Fireworks

7:57 p.m.: It has already been an eventful evening, with severe thunderstorms and heavy rain moving across Vernon County. The tornado watch has been extended until midnight, and a tornado warning was in effect for a time for the northeastern portion of the county. No tornadoes were observed, but rotation was seen in Valley and trees were down in that area. There was plenty of lightning, and torrential rains. Already 2.19 inches as of 7:45 p.m. and still falling, lightly. Currently a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for southwestern Vernon County, and more storms are moving southeast out of Minnesota. While severe weather is still possible, this may be transitioning into more of a heavy rain/minor flooding event. An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect until 10:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.: The fireworks may start a day early this week, in the form of thunderstorms. A tornado watch is in effect until 8:00 p.m. for most of the region. Storms are currently developing over central Minnesota and are expected to move/expand east and southeast as the day progresses. While isolated tornadoes are possible, large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. Conditions are a little more favorable for severe weather over Minnesota, but the threat still exists everywhere. In the meantime, enough breaks have developed in the clouds to produce temperatures in the middle 80s. Dewpoints are increasing rapidly as well, already in the middle to upper 60s, so it feels quite humid. The threat of storms will linger through tonight, but it now appears that tomorrow, the 4th of July, should be rain-free, with seasonable temperatures. Might have to get through some rough stuff first.

And then the heat builds for the weekend.......

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home