Friday, July 1, 2011

Severe Weather Outlook for Today, Friday, July 1, 2011

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for today from the SPC in Norman, OK.  Severe thunderstorms are forecast within the yellow shaded areas on the image.  Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible with severe storms that form in these areas.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop along and ahead of a frontal  boundary that will move from West to East into the severe weather outlook area later this afternoon.  Thunderstorms are expected to initially develop over northeast Nebraska and/or southeast South Dakota, then move and/or develop Northeastward as the front moves East.

The highest threat of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will exist within the red shaded area on the image below.  This does include the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for late afternoon and/or this evening:

If you live in the above areas, please make preparations now for possible severe weather later in the day.  Review severe weather preparedness tips and have a plan ready should severe weather threaten your area.

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