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Midday storms put a cap on heat and severe threat, but there are more rumbles to come

Shelf Cloud from the second round of Sunday storms captured by WQOW’s jamf cam over Phoenix Park.

After the second wave of showers and thunderstorms blew through the Chippewa Valley, rain cooled air and thicker cloud cover has lead cooler temperatures. But that cap didn’t grab hold of the humidity and turned into a major rain producer.

Those passing storms were very photogenic showing off nice shelf cloud structures. Heavy rain and lightning was the main threat along with a few reports of small hail.


This second line of storms produced a larger scale rain event as abundant moisture values are still present in the atmosphere. This will lead to more chances for thunderstorms overnight.

Another line of storms is slowly developing in Western Minnesota. Expect these to be mostly rain makers, with the occasional lightning and thunder.

Most of the Chippewa Valley is in a slight risk for severe weather for Monday as well. This will again breed similar thunderstorm modes as what we saw Sunday. Keep your eyes on the sky and have your weather alerts on. The timing for these storms will be in the early morning hours, as well as a revamped isolated storm or two in the afternoon that could become severe.

The warmer, humid air will continue through the evening hours and into the start of the week. With multiple passing wave similar to the one that brought storms Sunday, more severe weather chances may arise through the holiday.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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