Sunny skies and slightly less chilly weather are in our forecast for Minneapolis/St. Paul. We’ll see a batch of colder air move in overnight tonight, which will bring us a chance of light snow showers and drop our temperatures by about 10 degrees by Thursday.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Keep in mind that our average high temperatures are in the upper 40s right now, and we haven’t been near that for some time. Thankfully there are signs of warming by early next week across Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest.
Let’s talk about the snow shower chance for tonight. We get another cold front slipping through, which is not good if you’re not a fan of our early winter we’ve been experiencing. This new cold front squeezes out the last remaining moisture from our atmosphere, and gives us some snow showers.
Here’s the largest batch arriving by late this evening in the Twin Cities:
We’ll see those next snow showers race away quickly tonight, with snow finished by 1-2 a.m. tonight/Thursday morning, leaving us chilly:
Accumulations should be light – a dusting to maybe 0.5″ of snow should be the maximum, barring a significant change. Thursday morning we wake up, then, to lower 20s for temperatures. Brr. 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.