Keeping dry for the rest of the day
Severe threat staying well to the north
After we had our round of scattered t-storms this morning and early this afternoon, we have seen temperatures quickly jump back into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. We’ll keep things quiet for the rest of the afternoon and evening with any severe weather threats staying mainly to our north. Ahead of the upper-level low spinning across the Northern Rockies, that wave is interacting with a front parked across the Dakotas and stretching down into Nebraska. Those two systems are still set to allow strong to severe t-storms to develop late this afternoon and into tonight. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe weather outlined for the eastern Dakotas, northeastern Nebraska, northwestern Iowa and far southwestern Minnesota with a marginal risk surrounding that. That area will have the better likelihood of severe t-storms with damaging wind and large hail as the main threats. Other marginal risks have been outlined for parts of Texas and along the Mississippi River and Tennessee Valleys due to a stationary front wanting some strong t-storms to develop this afternoon and early this evening.