It’s going to be warm this weekend and through Monday in Minneapolis. Make sure you enjoy it, because winter comes on Tuesday.
Here’s the future temperature map as we head closer to Tuesday midday, and by then we’ll not only have been seeing temperatures fall for a solid 12+ hours in the Twin Cities and all across the upper Midwest, but we’ll be seeing the chance for light snow showers moving in as well:
That batch of purple, indicating the coldest temperatures on the way, settles in. It moves east and consumes much of the northeastern quadrant of the United States.
Looking ahead, there isn’t much chance for the pattern to break in the short-term, either, so get those warm jackets and sweaters out!
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.