Sunny and calm today in Minneapolis’ forecast – rain tomorrow
We’re looking at a much more calm and quiet day today in the Twin Cities, with sunny skies and winds that are down in the 5-10 mph range. Gone are those gusts of 25+ mph. Overnight we’ll see another chance of showers or storms moving into the area.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s look ahead, because today looks quiet and beautiful in our part of Minnesota. Let’s get to the storms tonight to tomorrow.
First, there isn’t a threat of storms this evening or even until most people are sleeping overnight. Here’s the future radar as our next impulse of storm energy moves in:
It’s possible that the blob of rain you can see centered near Brainerd will break apart before it reaches us in the Twin Cities, but that’s doubtful and you shouldn’t plan on it.
That being said, here’s the future radar view as we fast-forward a couple of hours:
By 6:30 – 7 a.m. the line of storms has moved over the Twin Cities and Hennepin County, with the tail-end near St. Cloud. It’s a fast-moving line of storms and clears out quickly. By around 8 – 8:30 a.m. most of the heavy rain, if there indeed is any, will have moved south and east:
After that we’ll see a few minor chances for showers, but nothing quite as organized as that early round of storms. 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.