Showers and cooler temps return to Minneapolis’ forecast
We see some big changes in the weather for the Twin Cities, starting today. We’ll gradually cool off throughout the rest of the week, with shower chances on and off between today and the end of the weekend. We’re finally getting those April (rain) showers, just in early May.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Today we just drop a few degrees, with an increase in humidity. We’ll see rain start moving in by late morning to early afternoon, with showers picking up at times throughout the metro area today. Here’s the future radar around lunch time today:
You can see heavier rain to our west and north, while we see lighter rain/drizzle. Gradually, those showers move in to our area:
If the timing holds on this forecast radar image above, rain could impede the evening commute as it slides through the Twin Cities. By 7:30 – 8 p.m. tonight we’ll see most of the showers slip away, at least the ones likely to impact Minneapolis:
Fast forward to Wednesday morning, and those showers you see in western Minnesota in the image above have now, for the most part, moved through the metro area:
We’re left with spotty showers for Wednesday, then, as well as cooler temperatures. We’ll have seen a 15 degree two-day drop. That’s what really kicks off a cooler stretch that’ll last through Sunday morning.
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.