After some clouds early Friday scooted across Minnesota, we ended up with a sunny day near 60 – which is right at our average this time of year.
Today we forego the sun and end up with clouds in the Twin Cities, followed by rain in the afternoon/evening. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about the timing of rain in the forecast. Our weather starts to switch to rain early afternoon, likely between 1-2 p.m. Here’s the future radar as rain closes in:
We get the first wave of lighter, possibly scattered (so not 100% coverage), rain around 1-2 p.m., then just see those types of chances linger throughout the afternoon.
Our better chance for more maintained rain arrives closer to late afternoon/early evening:
Once that wave passes by we’ll see a slight lull in the rain mid-evening – possibly a brief stop. Note in the image above, though, the band of rain over the Dakotas. That one works its way east and it’ll be the final batch of rain before cooler temps move in:
Gradually that last batch of rain slides east, and we’ll see things quiet down for Sunday. The main change will be a drop from 60 on Friday to highs near 50 on Sunday – and even cooler up north.
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.