We’ve been on a dry and hot repeat the past few days, but tonight that changes in the Twin Cities. Our weather forecast switches to heat and storms, followed by cooler weather (you knew it’d come again soon).
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Our first round of showers/storms should hold off and stay west of Minneapolis through the late-night hours, with rain likely to arrive near midnight or later:
Rain is likely to pick up a bit more overnight, too, before drying out (a bit – there could still be lingering light showers) by morning:
Behind that line of showers we’ll see quieter conditions roll through Minneapolis/St. Paul. By afternoon/evening we’ll start watching the next line of storms forming to the west:
Once that line comes through, we’ll be cooler and quieter… as well as sunnier, on Sunday. 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.