Forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center are monitoring portions of the Northland for possible severe weather later today.
A mesoscale discussion covers portions of the area with a watch possible by late this afternoon. Link to technical discussion – https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md1996.html
Cold front will move through the Northland through this evening. The air mass ahead of this front is muggy and is also becoming unstable this afternoon. Stronger winds aloft along with favorable amounts of wind shear support the risk of a few severe thunderstorms through early this evening.
17z HRRR model radar forecast valid through Midnight tonight. Source: https://weather.cod.edu
HRRR model does show scattered thunderstorms developing while moving through parts of northeast and eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin through early this evening. A few of the storms could become severe with hail and strong winds. Note: Thunderstorms will also produce lightning and torrential downpours. Stay Weather Aware!