The cold weather continues for Minneapolis – but the end is in sight. We’ll climb up into the double digits above zero on Saturday in the Twin Cities, and our forecast calls for 20s by Sunday. That may not seem like much, but it’ll be 30 degrees warmer than last weekend.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7-day forecast (and St. Paul 7-day forecast):
We start out Saturday very cold, once again, but then things change quickly. Already we’re talking about a nearly 20 degree swing between morning and afternoon.
Here’s the temperature setup by around 1 a.m. tonight:
We’re talking about some serious cold, still, in that map above. Those warmer temperatures (shown in green/blue) already move overhead by Thursday afternoon, with the warmest green shades moving toward us by Sunday morning:
That’s our 30 degree swing versus last weekend. We’ll likely see a surge in outdoor activity across Minnesota, as most of us have cabin fever by now! Stay tuned and enjoy the warm-up.
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.