Showers are here earlier – and in a more shower-y way – than yesterday in the Twin Cities weather forecast. Yesterday it looked like they’d arrive as thunderstorms and later in the day, closer to early afternoon. Well, they’re nearby.
Here’s the radar as of 9:11am:
So showers will definitely be seen early, but they’ll be on the light variety. We’re also watching, then, for clearing to take place in Minneapolis later today. The forecast then looks to take a stormy turn tonight, as we get another round of storms late.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
We can talk more about the storms, now. Early showers lingering into the midday hours today, before we clear for a few hours. Depending on the length of time we see sun, we could see storms fire off earlier or later – but either way it’ll be this evening/overnight.
Here’s the future radar assuming a quicker formation of evening storms:
Don’t be surprised of storms really do show up around 6:30-7pm, but also don’t be surprised to see showers/storms show up a couple hours later.
Either way, we’ll clear up tomorrow until our next storm chances Tuesday, which could include some stronger thunderstorms. 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.