The National Weather Service says that isolated severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon across central and southern Minnesota.

Scattered storms are expected to develop across the area late this afternoon, with a few becoming strong to severe. The potential for severe storms will be at its highest late this afternoon, with the risk diminishing as we move through the evening.

The greatest threat will be large hail, with gusty winds and heavy rain also possible.

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Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible through much of the coming week. Locally heavy bursts of rain are possible, while some may only see a few drops. It doesn't look like any day will be a complete rainout.

Forecast temperatures are well above normal the entire week. The normal high for late May in Owatonna is 73.

This Week's Owatonna Weather Forecast

  • TUE 5/30: 40% ⛈️ High 84°
  • WED 5/31: 60% 🌧️ High 85°
  • THU 6/1: 50% ⛈️ High 86°
  • FRI 6/2: 50% ⛈️ High 86°
  • SAT 6/3: 40% ⛈️ High 86°
  • SUN 6/4: 30% ⛈️ High 87°
  • MON 6/5: 30% ⛈️ High 85°

Despite what this looks like, there will be ample amounts of sunshine each day, before and in between the chances for showers and thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms produce large hail or winds of at least 58 mph. Some wind gusts can exceed 100 mph and produce tornado-like damage. That’s why many communities will sound their outdoor sirens for damaging straight-line winds. When a severe thunderstorm threatens, stay inside a strong structure. Mobile home occupants should go to a more permanent structure.

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