Snow. We saw it, and hopefully it’ll be one of our last times with it in the Twin Cities for the season. Today we’ve already seen most snow melt off of roads and sidewalks (thankfully) and now we’ll start a gradual climb back into the “spring zone” for this Easter weekend’s forecast.
We’re not quite done with shower chances though… Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Note that even though we warm up today (relative to our snow, at least) and tomorrow, we see a number of rain chances between now and the next seven days.
This time of year, it’s all about ups and downs all over Minnesota (and the United States, really). Every cooldown brings with it a shower chance, and so does every warm-up.
Here’s the temperature situation today, showing colder temps in blue and centered over Minnesota and Wisconsin:
Just to the west are those warmer greens, and they don’t take long to get here. Look as we fast-forward to tomorrow:
As we learned on Saturday (as we waited for sun and warmth nearly all day), to warm up in spring you have a pay a price. Sometimes it’s just clouds, and sometimes it’s showers.
In our case for Wednesday, it’s showers. The chances for rain increase as we head toward the end of the day and evening commute time:
After that, we warm up a bit more and see the potential for yet another warm Saturday. It looks cloudy and warm, for now, but we’ll watch it as we get closer. Stay tuned!
Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and runs social media for the nonprofit Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota. Deep down he's a weather geek and has a degree in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from UW-Madison to prove it. He's spent time working at TV stations in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa prior to arriving in Minneapolis to work for WeatherNation and now forecasting for MinnyApple. His favorite weather career moment came while storm chasing for his Iowa station (he went on 40+ storm chases during that time), when he saw a mile-wide EF-4 rated tornado.