Friday’s Minneapolis 7-Day Forecast: Life in the Jetstream

If you’re tired of the chilly, cloudy, and rainy weather we’ve been seeing in the Twin Cities lately, you’re in luck. We’ll see warmer conditions that start today, bumping us into the lower 60s, and last until at least Sunday to Monday.

Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast:


We’re continuing our “life along the jetstream” trend of late. What does that mean? The jetstream is “a river of air” that separates warm air to the south from colder air to the north. The storms typically ride along the jetstream, because it’s the path of least resistance.


When it’s sunny and warmer we’re likely south of the jetstream, and when it’s cloudy and storm we’re likely near or under it.

Look at that map above and the arrows… then take a look at how the upper level temperatures match up:


Note how the coldest temps in the continental United States are over the Great Lakes region. Where we are it’s trying to warm up, and that’s the trend. We’ll gradually warm up until Sunday, then Sunday night to Monday we get our next shower chances.

Have a great Friday!


Aaron Shaffer About Aaron Shaffer
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis, is on the Midtown Greenway Coalition's board of directors, and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. 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.