Happy election day – whoever you’re voting for today, make sure you get out there and do it!
We caught a break yesterday afternoon in the Twin Cities, as snow showers dipped further south than originally expected. Our forecast is quiet now, with chilly conditions.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, we have sunshine on the way today across Minnesota. We’ll stay sunny and quiet until a minor wave of energy passes through tomorrow night to early Thursday morning. That could create some minor snow showers, but for now no accumulation is expected.
Let’s look further ahead, toward the possible warm-up this weekend to next week. Here’s the forecasted temperatures a mile up in the atmosphere for Saturday, one of our remaining chillier days:
We need to bump out those blues and purples from overhead – a very winter-like batch of air. We start to do just that throughout the day on Sunday, as warmer air starts to push in:
We should continue seeing warm air push in overnight into Monday, with Monday set to be back in the 40s. By Tuesday it’s possible this warm-up will continue, and we could be seeing temperatures jump into the 50s. While it’s not a sure thing, it gives us something to look forward to.
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.