Saturday saw sunshine return to the Twin Cities, and our weather stays at least partly sunny in today’s forecast. We add a few clouds and some slightly cooler temperatures, and wait for our next precipitation chances to move in, as well as some serious mid-November warming by Tuesday.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about that rise in temperatures. It’s best if you compare it to what we’re expecting/seeing today. Here’s today’s “forecasted” temperature map, showing temps a mile up in the atmosphere:
Note all those blues overhead. That’s the area north of the jetstream, and that’s where we’ve been across Minnesota for much of the past couple weeks.
Our forecast brings in some warmer temps, though, starting tomorrow and lasting through Tuesday. Here’s the map on Tuesday – and pay attention to where those greens (warmer temperatures) line up:
You get a shot of warmth all the way up into Manitoba, Canada, and through northern Minnesota and the Dakotas. That’s what is going to bump our temperatures up, hopefully not for the last time, into the 50 degree range. We’ll have a side of shower chances, though, which is common this time of year with warm-ups.
Enjoy the brief temperature bump, and 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.