The National Weather service is predicting severe weather over the next few days across SE Minnesota. Did you know that that men are way more likely to be struck by lightning in a thunderstorm as women? Yeah it's true. You're odds of being struck by lightning are 1/13,500. Since 2007 5 people have died from lightning strikes in Minnesota according to the national Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous outlook for our area: This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwest into central Wisconsin.
DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
There will be a chance of thunderstorms through the day. A few of these storms may produce isolated damaging wind gusts and large hail late this afternoon and evening.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday
Thunderstorms are possible at times across much of the area from Wednesday through Thursday night and again Saturday night. At this time, there is a small risk of severe storms south of Interstate 90 on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Water levels will continue to rise along the Mississippi River through the weekend, with minor flooding expected in some areas. Please visit water.weather.gov for the latest river forecast information.