After a few days of warm weather, a cold front will take aim at Minneapolis, bringing the threat of strong to locally severe storms Thursday.
Temperatures will push into the low 80s, ushering in showers and heavy thunderstorms in time for the lunch hour Thursday.
The storms will result in wind gusts between 60 and 80 mph. Wind speeds this high are capable of downing trees and power lines and resulting in widespread power outages.
Blinding downpours will accompany the strong winds. Drivers should exercise caution.
Settled weather will return to the area in the wake of this front, bringing less humid air and more seasonable temperatures for Friday and Saturday. On both days, the mercury will rise to the upper 60s.
Temperatures will be near 70 to close out the weekend.
Following a couple of days of drier weather to end the week, steady snowfall may return to the Detroit area by Sunday.
Following the recent stretch of dry and pleasant conditions across the Dallas area, cooler weather and rain showers will return to the area for the weekend.
The punches just keep coming from Old Man Winter as another storm with snow may sweep from the Midwest this weekend into the Northeast by Groundhog Day.
An Alberta Clipper will bring a fresh wave of snow from the Midwest to the Northeast from late Wednesday through early Friday.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 1, as Super Bowl kicks off in Glendale, Arizona.
Kenner, LA (1991)
Severe damage from a tornado over a five-block area.
Mid Atlantic (1993)
Temperatures across VA & MD rise 20-25 degrees in an hour with warm frontal passage.
Oshtemo, MI (1997)
115" of snow so far this season - new seasonal record.