Although severe thunderstorms may survive to reach Minneapolis, severe weather is possible Friday through Saturday in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, AccuWeather.com meteorologists said.
A storm system in the Canadian Prairies will drag a cold front into a zone of hot and humid air, setting the stage for possible severe storms, AccuWeather.com Senior Expert Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
"The greatest threats are damaging wind gusts and large hail," Sosnowski said. "There is a remote chance of other storms producing a tornado."
The severe threat will be focused from Aberdeen, S.D., to northwestern Minnesota on Friday, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
Severe storms are possible Saturday afternoon and evening north of Interstate 94, especially across northwest North Dakota, Pydynowski said.
Another round of thunderstorms - some locally heavy - may occur on Sunday in northern Minnesota and North Dakota followed by an increase of heat and humidity early next week, Pydynowski said.
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Airport and roadway delays are mounting as a snowstorm begins over the Midwest with its sights set on the Northeast later in the day.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
This week will not offer any additional drought relief for the Los Angeles area.
Damaging thunderstorms will threaten North Carolina to the southeast Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Temperatures will plummet by as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 24 hours along the I-95 corridor from New York City and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
ecord low temperatures in more than 3 dozen ities - in many cases the coldest weather of he entire winter season (a mild winter).
Columbia, MO (1937)
(12th-13th) 12.8" of snow.
One of the "great" all-time early season "heat wave"s. At least five dozen cities had record highs. Among the most notable.... Location: New Record(F): Old Record(F)/Year: Baltimore Airport 85 73/1973 Greater Baltimore (city) 95* 76/1890 Binghamton, NY 71 62/1977 Chicago, IL 80 71/1977 Richmond, VA 89* 81/1973 Washington, D.C. Airport 88 75/1923 Washington, D.C. 89 73/1973 Allentown, PA 79 67/1929 Harrisburg, PA 84 72/1890 Raleigh/Durham, NC 90 82/1973 (earliest 90-degree reading on record) Philadelphia, PA 83 73/1890 Detroit, MI 75 66/1946 Roanoke, VA 86 78/1973 Norfolk, VA 87 80/1923 Greensboro, NC 86 74/1973 Atlantic City, NJ 85 74/1973 highest ever for so early in the season