We’re talking about warmer temperatures in Minneapolis/St. Paul, but we’re also talking about a possible snow event toward the second half of the week that’ll likely bring us plowable snow, but for sure will bring us more cold temps this weekend.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
This round of snow looks promising for snow-lovers in Minnesota, and in an attempt to “not curse it” I left it pretty vague until now.
Essentially, what we have is a cold push of air coming through Minnesota Wednesday night to Thursday, which hits warmer, slightly more humid air – and creates snow. Sounds simple enough.
Here’s the future radar Wednesday night:
Overnight Wednesday night into Thursday early morning will be the heaviest possible snow, with snow tapering slightly, but still accumulating, by Thursday morning’s commute:
That could create a pretty gnarly Thursday morning commute, but snow will fairly quickly slide away/east as we head through Thursday, with the forecast showing a stop by about noon:
There has still been quite a bit of variability with this storm, and given our recent 1.5 year history of storms popping up on the computer models and then failing to show up in real life, I’m being quite conservative with this one. Should it pan out, we could end up with our biggest snow event over the past two winters…which isn’t saying much. 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.