Yesterday we got a taste of a future that’s only a little over a month away: fall. Thankfully it’s still summer in the Twin Cities and we’ll see a rebound in temperatures that begins today.
The cool trend we saw kick off yesterday, however, is a weather trend that looks like (although in a less extreme version) it is here to stay.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
This afternoon you’ll notice a swing of about 20 degrees from where we were yesterday, with sunshine and warmth. Temperatures in the upper 70s hang around central Minnesota for the weekend, and it’s hard to complain about that!
Saturday afternoon we’ll see a few showers in the forecast, possibly impacting Minneapolis/St. Paul, but overall it’s more of a dry first half of the weekend in the Twin Cities.
Here’s the future radar showing pockets of very isolated showers Saturday afternoon:
Note how few of those specks of green show up on the future radar. Come Sunday we’ll see a few more chances for showers or storms, but in the meantime we’ll be quiet today and most of Saturday. 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.