|A storm rolls over Wayzata Bay early Saturday morning. Photo Dan Gustafson.|
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday, July 23, 2011 for much of southern and central Minnesota including the Lake Minnetonka area. Wayzata has been on alert already this morning, as the sirens were sounded from around 8:30 am until about 9:15 am. Here is the weather alert from the NWS:
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OFSOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGHTONIGHT. SCATTERED STORMS THROUGH LATE MORNING MAY CONTAIN A FEWSEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. INADDITION...SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. A VERYUNSTABLE AIR MASS NEAR AND SOUTH OF A WARM FRONT WILL BUILD INTOTHE AREA TODAY. AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA LATEIN THE AFTERNOON AND TRACKS EAST...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMSMAY DEVELOP INTO THE EVENING. THE PRIMARY THREATS WOULD BEDAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. TORNADOES MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLEALONG WITH SOME ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL.
Note how the bulletin indicates tornadoes and heavy rainfall may be possible! Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata Weather leader.