After warm temperatures on Monday, we look for temperatures nearing 60 degrees for today. This kicks off (and yesterday’s warmth did too) a week of temperatures above average, with an average high in the middle 30s.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
You can’t get much better temperatures than this in Minnesota this time of year. In fact, we’ll be close to another record high today (although not likely to reach it). The record high was 63 degrees, set back in 1998.
Here’s the forecast temperature map for today, depicting the warmth moving overhead:
We could end up seeing some records fall – mainly in SW and western Minnesota, with a high potential for 70s in those region when you combine warm upper-level temperatures and sunshine.
We’ll see how it all turns out, but for now break out your windbreakers and put away your winter coats for a week. 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.