It’s the first day of December, so why not start out near 50 degrees for our high temperature in the Twin Cities? We’ll stay in the 40s or near 50 through the weekend and into Monday, before we get a dramatic cooldown by Monday night to Tuesday.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about that cooldown. It’ll be dramatic, with some very wintry weather moving in all over Minnesota and the Midwest by Monday night. Here’s the set-up as we head toward Monday midday:
That’s some VERY cold air on the way. There’s a reason I call the warmer air “Fall-Like” but call the colder air just plain old “Winter.” It’s cold and it looks like it’ll stick around for a while.
Those bright magenta/purple/pink colors indicate temperatures about a mile up that are about 0 degrees or colder. Here’s the view as we fast-forward from Monday to Tuesday:
After that? Get used to 20s. They’re here to stay for a while, with possible light snow moving through at times from day 6 to day 15 in the forecast.
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.