If you’re like me and many people I’ve come into contact with lately, you’re probably ready to be done with this extreme cold in the Twin Cities.
Unfortunately, we have at least another two days of the 10°+ below average temps in the forecast, before we start a warm-up that pushes us at least closer to average.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, you certainly wouldn’t say we’re going to be “warm” anytime soon, but warm-er is what we’re looking for. Here’s the weather setup for Saturday, as we stay pretty chilly across Minnesota and the Midwest:
The warm-up isn’t dramatic. A lot of times I’ll show you a warm-up on these maps, and the real warm air is in those greens and yellows. That’s what I’d like to show you is on the way.
Instead, we’re getting slightly warmer air. See the blue shades in the graphic above? That’s the warmer air, but it’s better than the arctic temperatures shown in purple.
Looking ahead, the slight warming continues across the Twin Cities and Minnesota after Monday, when we gradually work our way closer to average.
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.