/Issued 12:39 PM CDT, Thursday, September 19, 2013/
*Doppler radar image from 12:36 PM CDT Today. What’s left of the severe line of thunderstorms is now approaching the Twin Ports from the south. No warnings in effect anywhere in the Northland as of 12:45 PM.
*Radar animation ending at 12:30 PM. Darker green colors and the yellow, orange and reds indicate heavier rainfall. (Source; WSI, Intellicast)
*Another round of needed rainfall for the rest of Today with rain totals of 0.25-1.00″+ expected in most of Northeast/East Central Minnesota into Northwest Wisconsin. (Source, 15z/10 AM HRRR model run)
Watching a large area of rain with embedded thunderstorms tracking northeast through Central and Eastern Minnesota. This shield of rain should affect the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior for the next couple of hours with an ending time between 4-6 PM the way it looks now.
The main threat for severe thunderstorms should remain over Northwestern Wisconsin where a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 4 PM CDT Today. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats if severe thunderstorms do occur.
Other thunderstorms This Afternoon will be capable of producing heavy downpours, brief gusty winds, and possibly some small hail.
Lightning will also be a threat with the storms Today. Remember if you can hear thunder you are close enough to be struck by lightning. When thunder roars get indoors.