Warming up in Minneapolis’ forecast
We’re seeing the return of sunshine and warmer weather in the Twin Cities forecast today, after a day of clouds and afternoon/evening showers. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, we have some very summer-like weather on the horizon for the Twin Cities. Upper 70s for today, followed by potentially three days in the 80s. We’ll cool off a bit heading into the weekend, however, and that’s when our next shower chances arrive.
Check out this temperature map showing our warmer air overhead (about a mile up):
Looking at these temperatures, you’re seeing temps near 60 degrees a mile up in the atmosphere, and if those temperatures are mixed to the surface with a light breeze and full sun, that’s what pushes our potential high temperature into the 80s.
Another thing to note is where the really cold air is located. This map above looks very summer-like. The jetstream is up in Canada, with the coldest temps in eastern Canada.
Looking ahead toward the weekend, that’s when we get our next chance for showers and our next cooldown – with a light cold front pushing through Minnesota. Here’s the future temperatures map showing that:
That little tongue of cold air sweeps in, and by Sunday we’re already warming back up into the 70s – at least that’s the plan for now. 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.