Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding in the Central U.S.; A Dangerous Heatwave Coming to the West

A slow moving cold front will bring multiple rounds of widespread heavy rain, localized flash flooding, and severe thunderstorms from the central Plains into the Great Lakes through Saturday. A dangerous heatwave with record breaking and triple digit temperatures is expected this weekend into next week over the Northwest U.S. Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings have been issued. Read More >

Current conditions at

Albert Lea, Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL)

Lat: 43.68°NLon: 93.37°WElev: 1260ft.

Fog/Mist

66°F

19°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 29.86 in
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 25 Jun 5:55 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SE Albert Lea MN

  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm.  High near 76. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    T-storms

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 81 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. High near 76. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SE Albert Lea MN
 43.62°N 93.33°W (Elev. 1201 ft)
5:12 am CDT Jun 25, 2021
6am CDT Jun 25, 2021-6pm CDT Jul 1, 2021
 
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