After a chilly start to our Monday (temperatures reading around 40 degrees at MSP as of 7:00 a.m.), we’ll see temperatures rebound significantly in the Twin Cities, with more warm air to come in the extended forecast.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Yesterday we barely cracked 50 for a high, although with sun it felt a little warmer. Today we’ll get up to around 60, with an expected high into the lower 60s. That trend continues.
By Tuesday/Wednesday we’re pushing up close to 70, with lower 70s after that.
So what’s going on? Well, we’ll in an upper level pattern that’s keeping the cold temperatures, at least after this morning’s colder air, in central and northern Canada. Here’s the temperature map as of this morning:
That’s at a mile up in the atmosphere, and you’ll note the blues and purples are the coldest temperatures, with blues right around freezing. Those slip off to the east from Minnesota and leave us to warm up.
We’ll watch the greens/yellows move overhead, the “warmer” temperatures, as we head through the day today. Eventually we’ll see temperatures rebound all the way into the 70s, despite the fact that our average high has dropped to 59 in the Twin Cities.
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.