Rain narrowly (mostly) misses Minneapolis/St. Paul
We’ve been watching rain chances in the extended forecast models for the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota for what feels like weeks – even though I’m only talking about today’s storm. It’s stayed steady in the forecast models for about a week, and thankfully ended up slipping south over the past few days.
Here’s a look at this batch of rain on radar as of 7:30 a.m. this morning:
So knowing that we’re basically missing the bulk of the rain, what’s next? Unfortunately what’s next is still cloudy conditions with some scattered light showers, and also chilly temperatures. We’ll struggle to reach a high in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Thankfully, this cooldown is short.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
So there it is. By Sunday afternoon, today’s gloomy and chilly Twin Cities weather will feel like a distant memory, as conditions improve dramatically. Our high Sunday will be 25 degrees warmer than today’s.
Looking ahead, there’s a surge of warm air that makes its way into the Midwest as we head toward midweek that gives summer-lovers a taste of summer-like weather, with highs possibly as warm as the middle 80s by Wednesday.
Find a way to enjoy today – and you’re set for the weekend. 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.