It’s certainly been an interesting week of weather in the Twin Cities. Thanks to multiple rounds of heavy rain, we’re us now about 1.8″ of rain above average on the year.
That trend will pick up again tomorrow, with more moderate to heavy rain on the way, but today we could see a few showers as well.
First, here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
The future radar view below seems a little exaggerated, versus what’ll actually be falling from the sky – but here it is for this afternoon:
I circled the area most in question, as far as rain, and that’s a question mark because it should be dry enough to “eat away” at that northern boundary of rain. Eventually some of the more southern showers should sneak far enough north, however, and we’ll see some light showers around Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Any showers fade away by evening, and we’re left dry for the night… until early in the day on Saturday:
You can see by that future radar view that rain wastes no time in “ruining” many people’s Saturday. By midday/lunch time you’ll find the steady rain lightening up and some spotty showers.
Here’s the future radar:
Gradually the showers lighten more and more, until we just see light rain chances between about Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon rain chances should be gone.
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.