Shower and storm chances return to Minneapolis forecast
It’s June in Minnesota – so it’s been no surprise to me that we’ve been seeing by “June-y” weather lately in the Twin Cities. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it means Saturday’s thunderstorms on and off all day, then Sunday’s pretty decent weather, and now today’s storms. It means lots of rain chances.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
You can see a number of shower/storm chances over the next week. That’s June in Minnesota for you! The big thing we’re watching now is storm chances later today.
Here’s a look at the future radar view by around midday today to early afternoon today. Note that a wave of energy is already moving ahead of the larger line and that could create some afternoon thunderstorms:
Behind that earlier line lies a slower-moving line of storms that has a higher potential to impact us in the Twin Cities, and also packs a bigger punch. Here’s the future radar as we slide into evening:
Note that we could see some pretty heavy rain at times during this later round of storms, so that’ll be something we have to keep an eye on as we head toward about 6-7 p.m. tonight – after whatever comes earlier in the day.
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.