The heat is on in Minneapolis’ forecast
We’re looking at chances for storms today, as well as intense heat arriving, in our forecast for the Twin Cities today.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead today, there’s a slight chance of an afternoon storm passing through the metro area, but in general we’re waiting for storms until this evening/tonight.
Here’s the late afternoon chance we’re seeing, shown on future radar:
Note that there’s about a 50/50 chance of any showers from that little batch surviving as they trek north. Then we switch to our overnight storm threat, which sets up right overhead/to our south:
This one’s a little tougher to pin down, as it really depends on where a convergence zone sets up. If we end up missing out on storms tonight, it’ll be because the convergence is setting up elsewhere.
Either way, after this we dry up and heat up – so you’ll be out watering plants and trying to water yourself as well as we head into the Memorial Day forecast. 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.