We’re heading into another weekend, and this time we have some showers and thunderstorms today around the Twin Cities, with more threats for storms after that.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s jump right into the rain threat. We’re talking showers around Minneapolis/St. Paul by afternoon, with some scattered thunderstorms as well. Here’s the future radar as showers move in:
Note that the first batch arrives as warmer air moves in, so it’ll be a little lighter to start – then the thunderstorms try to sneak in from the south.
See those gaps? It’s not 100% for sure that everyone will see rain at any given point in time, but showers will likely impact everyone at some point in the metro area and beyond.
By the overnight hours showers look to quiet – but then some showers/storms from a storm system to the south/southwest try to show up early Saturday:
I wouldn’t cancel any plans for those storms, as they’d be remnant storms that may or may not a) survive the night or b) hit the Twin Cities metro. Definitely keep in mind the chance, however.
By Easter Sunday we see a break in the action, with sunshine and a high near 60 degrees or so. Then we’re right back into the April shower chances. 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.