Today’s another day with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before we head into a much quieter Easter Sunday. Here’s a look at this morning’s radar view so far:
It’s been busy so far this morning with quite a bit of widespread shower activity. We’ll still warm up today into the middle 60s, despite the showers and thunderstorms, but cool off as we see sun return for Easter. The warmth will also help fuel more thunderstorms.
Here’s the future radar as this morning’s showers start to move out. Note that it’s about 10:30-11am or so:
Fast-forward to later in the day, thunderstorm chances start to build up again throughout the afternoon, with some of the better odds for storms around dinnertime or so:
After that we’ll see the quieter conditions coming for Sunday. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Note the drop from middle to upper 60s, with clouds and humidity, to lower 60s with sunshine. That’s the price we pay for quieter weather. We’ll see shower chances return quickly after that, though, as rain chances return by Monday.
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.