Another snow chance coming to Minneapolis
We’re warming up and staying sunny today in the Twin Cities – but our forecast holds yet another chance of light, slushy, snow. Then winter releases its icy grip and we switch to spring. I’d say I promise, but this spring hasn’t invited promises about warmer weather so far.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Before diving into the snow forecast – gaze at those 50s and the first 60 I’ve forecast this season. Take a deep breath, and then let’s go.
First, let’s look at the setup for snow that starts tomorrow morning:
You can see an ominous-looking batch of snow on the future radar map above, but what’s happening is that it generally slips south of us.
That’s where the question marks lie. If we’re lucky, most of the snow will be south of us. Look how it develops after this:
You can see the heavier snow is to our south – with light snow over the Twin Cities. Fast-forward to later in the morning/early afternoon and that’s when our best chances for snow accumulations arrives:
Either way, we’ll likely dodge those heavy bands… and then whatever falls will melt quickly, as our temps skyrocket to 45 degrees on Thursday. 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.