Some redevelopment of storms is expected this afternoon as a cold front passes. Severe weather is possible with the afternoon activity, primarily from northern IA across southeast MN and central WI (areas #2 and #3 on the map).
A strong thunderstorm rumbled through central Minnesota early Sunday morning knocking down trees and power lines. Stearns County Emergency Management Director Erin Hausauer says the most significant damage to trees was in the Eden Valley area.
The owners of "Acceleration Baseball Center" are planning to move their business from St. Cloud to Sauk Rapids. Co-owner Gary Posch says they want to build an 18,500 square foot facility in the Industrial Park, just east of Highway 10.
It will certainly feel like summer the next couple of days with afternoon highs topping out in the 80s. Thunderstorms are not expected to develop until this evening, with another round possible Saturday afternoon ahead of cold front that will be working across the area.
Wet weather will return later today as rain shifts north from Iowa. The most widespread rain expected this weekend is in the Friday night through Saturday morning time frame but scattered showers are expected to persist into Sunday morning.