Showers through midday in Minneapolis forecast
We’re waking up to light rain scattered throughout the Twin Cities metro area and much of the southern half of Minnesota. Here’s a look at the radar view as of 7:15 a.m. this morning, right as light rain was about to arrive again:
Looking ahead, we’ll be seeing these showers for the morning, at least, and we’ll talk about the timing in a moment. First, here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead through the rest of the day today, we’re seeing plenty of rain chances in the early hours of the day. Here’s the future radar at 9:30 a.m. this morning:
You can see that by that time we’re seeing the western edge of this rain come closer, near the western edge of Hennepin County. If we move forward toward midday you can see the rain coming to a close:
The thing of it is that we’re looking at showers and storms redeveloping by evening/overnight. Fast-forward to around 9-10 p.m. tonight and you can see those showers starting to form and move toward us, associated with the latest wave of storm energy:
It seems as though most of us will be home by the time showers and storms form and move overhead in the Twin Cities, but anybody out late tonight for work or play will likely see thunderstorms in the area. Most of those will clear away by morning.
After today we’ll see a few minor storm chances, but nothing organized moving through. We’ll keep you updated throughout the weekend!
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.