MINNEAPOLIS WEATHER: Heavy rains usher in the weekend - KMSP-TV

WEATHER: Heavy rains usher in the weekend

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Mainly cloudy with light showers Friday, but storms will develop in Iowa early Friday evening and lift northeast across Minnesota and Wisconsin through the night.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in Nebraska and Iowa early Friday evening and move northeast with time. There is a moderate risk for severe weather in far southern Minnesota near the Iowa border.

Storms are expected in the late evening across the rest of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities metro. The threat for severe weather is not as good in these areas, but hail and wind are still possible late Friday night.

Metro area key threat: Heavy rain

Metro secondary threats: Hail and strong Winds

A tornado risk exists for extreme southern Minnesota and Iowa Friday evening.


A foot of snow was dumped on the Black Hills by Friday morning after a storm system pushed into South Dakota from Colorado and Wyoming. Some schools were closed Friday, with as much as 30 inches of snow possible in the area.

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