Morning storms in Minneapolis’ forecast, then warming
Showers and storms will skirt through Minneapolis, with the western suburbs and northern suburbs likely to see the most rain out of this morning’s storm chances. Here’s a look at the radar view as of 6:45 a.m.:
Looking ahead, we’re not expecting showers or storms to form again until 4th of July afternoon/evening, as heat builds up enough to break any cap preventing storms.
Speaking of that heat, here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
You can see that Wednesday looks quite warm, and in fact we’re talking about a possible excessive heat warning for Wednesday in the Twin Cities – with heat index values (what it’ll “feel like”) reaching up near 100 degrees or above.
Fast-forward toward the weekend, and things look up… by looking down. It looks like an absolutely amazing weekend ahead, with temperatures falling into the lower 80s for highs – and sun sticking around.
Enjoy the 4th of July, stay safe, and 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.