After a beautiful week in Minneapolis/St. Paul, our weather has taken a turn over the past 12 hours. Last night we saw the first sprinkles pass over the Twin Cities after dark, and now we’re watching a batch of rain pass through.
Here’s the radar view as of 9 a.m. this morning:
Once this first round of showers passes through, we’ll see a little quieter period as we wait for the next round. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, we’ll see a break in the showers this afternoon – while we watch the next round getting fired up over western Minnesota. Here’s the future radar showing a quieter afternoon:
By evening that next round of rain moves in, with much heavier showers forming in the warmer/more humid Iowa region. Here’s the future radar as those next thunderstorms rumble in:
This is what I term a “season-changing” storm. Perhaps it’s obvious, but whenever it’s fall and you get a summer-looking line of thunderstorms when it’s only in the 60s, or even 50s.
After this we’ll cool off a bit for Sunday, but we’ll also clear up and see sunshine return. 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.