Don’t forget about Mother’s Day! It’ll be a good one, with temperatures in the Twin Cities metro area climbing back near 80 degrees and plenty of sunshine.
Here’s a look at your Mother’s Day Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
After today’s sunshine, our local forecast takes a turn toward much more unsettled weather. We’re talking about rain and thunderstorm chances every day for the next six days (or more) as cooler air takes another shot at us.
Right now I’m siding with a warmer computer model that would keep us in the 60s next week, but another major computer model shows middle 50s as a possibility, so we’ll have to keep an eye on that.
As for timing of storms on Monday, the first possible batch starts to arrive in the afternoon:
These would be of the lighter variety. Either just passing light showers or a minor thunderstorm or two. The heavier rain looks to hold off until we’re sleeping:
There could be a bit of an overnight light show late Monday to early Tuesday morning, for any of us still awake to see it! By morning things should have calmed and cleared out, but there are more storm chances on the way. Stay tuned!
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.