The rain seemingly just keeps on coming to Minnesota, and today is no different. After periods of rain over the past 24 hours (and really past 48 hours) in our local forecast area, the Twin Cities gets another round or two of storms today into tonight.
Here’s the first wave of showers, as of 6:30am radar capture:
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
We’ll see lighter to moderate showers moving through the Twin Cities throughout the morning, with lighter showers as we approach lunch time (and a few breaks, if we’re lucky):
As we head through the afternoon we’ll see showers and storms re-intensify and head north through southern Minnesota and into the Twin Cities:
Fast-forward toward commute time, and we’ll be watching that larger batch of showers and storms you see between Sioux Falls and Fairmont in southern Minnesota above start to work its way north. Will it spread east and bring heavy rain to Minneapolis? Or will it just narrowly miss us?
You can see in the image above that the answer from this forecast model is that we’ll narrowly miss the heaviest rain. We’ll see how it all pans out, but overnight those heavier showers diminish as they slide east, leaving us with some drizzle by morning and clouds after that.
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.