Warmer and breezy in Minneapolis forecast
After a cool and rainy day on Saturday, we turned to cool and very windy on Sunday. Now our Twin Cities’ forecast turns warmer, with temperatures warming up into the lower to middle 80s. We’ll also see the wind sticking around.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk briefly about the storm chances tonight and the wind. First, the storms. We’ll see a boundary pass through this evening that sparks some thunderstorms late this evening.
Here’s the future radar as storms form near the Twin Cities metro area:
Showers and thunderstorms that form slip away by around midnight, setting us up for another quiet day on Tuesday.
Now, let’s talk about today/tonight’s wind. After yesterday’s howling wind, I’m sure many of you are hoping for a much more calm day today – and that day will come, eventually.
Here’s the forecast for wind at its highest point, this afternoon:
Note those pinks and light purple shades on the future wind map. The darker pink/light purple indicates winds between 22-34 mph in the map above, likely closer to 22-26 mph.
After starting off today closer to 10 mph, we’ll see wind quickly climb. Then overnight we’ll calm down. Tomorrow we see max wind speeds drop by about 20 mph, making for a much more pleasant day. 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.