UNDATED - A large high pressure system will move southeast toward the lower Great Lakes today. This will provide strengthening southerly winds this afternoon and subsequently a high fire danger for western Minnesota.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for these conditions.

Late tonight and Saturday, a low pressure system will develop over the Plains and track east toward Iowa. This will bring an increasing threat of showers and storms to about the southern third of the Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

A few of the storms could be strong or marginally severe over far southern Minnesota with large hail being the primary threat.