Southwestern Minnesota has all sorts of options for weather this week. The National Weather Service, Twin Cities reports a “powerful storm” with “multiple weather hazards” will hit the area Tuesday and hang around until Friday.

Severe storms, including the risk of tornadoes, are possible on Tuesday evening.  Severe threats with the storm could potentially include tornados, hail, wind, and flooding.

From Wednesday night to Thursday night, wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected to lash the area.  Temperatures across southwestern Minnesota will drop, too.  NWS’s outlook for April 16 to April 20 says temps will be 80% to 90% below normal.

It does appear that any significant snowfall will stay north of Mankato, so the southern part of the state can keep the snow shovels hanging in the garage.