Weather service reports showers and thunderstorms are on the way

The main threat with these storms is for heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, small hail and gusty winds, the weather service stated, noting some storms could be severe.

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The National Weather Service in Duluth reported just before 6 a.m. Monday, June 8, of the expected rainfall for Monday through tonight.

Sunny and hot conditions, with a high near 91, are expected in the Brainerd lakes area, Monday, June 8, and that may bring severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a hazardous weather outlook Monday for portions of northeast Minnesota, including Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin, Morrison, Todd, Mille Lacs, and Wadena counties.

The main threat with these storms is for heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, small hail and gusty winds, the weather service stated.

“Thunderstorms will develop during the late afternoon hours and will spread eastward with time Monday night,” the weather service stated. “Some storms will be strong to severe with large hail and damaging winds the main threat. Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall are possible with the strongest storms.”

The weather service reported Monday morning the expected rainfall for Brainerd is .06 of an inch of rain.


If the temperature does reach 92 Monday, the high temp would tie the record for this date set in 1900.

A look ahead

In the Brainerd lakes area, thunderstorms and likely Monday through Wednesday. The south wind Monday is expected to be around 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. There is a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. More showers and thunderstorms are likely mainly after midnight, with a 70% chance of precipitation.

Expect breezy conditions to continue this week. The high temperature Monday should lead into a week with cooler temperatures. Tuesday’s high may be about 80 degrees, but expected highs for the rest of the week are in the mid to upper 60s, below the normal high of 75 degrees. Into the coming weekend, temperatures are expected in the low 70s.

Thunderstorms are likely for most of northeast Minnesota Tuesday through Wednesday, with chances diminishing for Thursday into Friday.

In the Brainerd area, there is a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, with a high near 79. The wind is expected to die down to 5-10 mph in the morning. By Tuesday night, the temperature is expected to drop to a low around 53. Chance of precipitation Tuesday night is 80%.

On Wednesday, storms and thunderstorms are likely before 1 p.m., with a 60% chance of precipitation. The weather service reports Wednesday may be breezy with a northwest wind of 15-20 mph, with gusts up to a high of 30 mph.

Sunny skies are expected to return for the weekend.

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