A beautiful Mother’s Day forecast for Minneapolis
We’re lucky today, moms and kids alike. We start out with temps near 50 degrees and warm into the lower 70s by this afternoon in the Twin Cities. This is the start (really yesterday was the start, but I was out of town for the day) of a larger warming trend that peaks midweek.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Thankfully, there’s really not a lot of excitement on the way in the short-term forecast. There’s a chance of showers late tonight, but it’ll be long after Mother’s Day festivities are completed and everyone’s back at home (at least that’s my assumption – maybe there are some night owls out there).
Here’s the shower threat as we fast-forward toward tonight:
Note that this future radar image above is showing 1 a.m. tonight with no showers directly overhead. Basically, as you scan the future radar images, there isn’t a lot of consensus on when/where showers will be – that’s why there’s an overnight chance.
The main takeaway for you, as you read this, is that today should be dry for the majority of the day. Stay tuned as we head into the week for more shower chances and our much warmer weather on the way. Also, don’t forget to call moms and grandmas to wish them a happy Mother’s Day!
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.