Our weather trip back in time continues today, with late-August/early September temperatures sticking around for one more day in the Twin Cities. Our forecast does add in some rain, which starts late tonight.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Today we’ll climb up into the middle 70s, with a hefty breeze (around 15-20mph at times). We’ll stay generally sunny today, but tonight we’ll watch showers and thunderstorms start to slide in.
There won’t be complete storm coverage with storms, really, until Saturday evening – but that doesn’t mean that a few scattered storms won’t roll overhead. Here’s a look at the future radar with tonight’s rain chance:
That future radar image above certainly doesn’t look too exciting, but that’s the chance for light rain or light thunderstorms tonight to tomorrow early morning. By 7-8 a.m. we’re talking about slightly more “vigorous” showers moving in:
You can see a more defined line over the Dakotas in the image above, and that’s the more intense line of showers well see eventually come through Minneapolis/St. Paul on Saturday. The forecast looks like Saturday evening for that heavier, more widespread, line of storms:
Showers linger overnight into the wee hours, but Sunday looks to be sunny and a bit cooler. 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.