Heat builds back in to Twin Cities forecast for the weekend
Heat and humidity went away for the day on Thursday, leaving us with highs right around the lower 70s for Minneapolis. As more humidity has started to move in, we’re seeing a couple of tiny, very isolated, thunderstorms west of the metro area.
This was the radar view as of 6:30 a.m. this morning:
Looking ahead, most of us will likely avoid rain with this morning’s showers – but there are more shower chances and storm chances heading into this weekend.
First, here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, the best chances for showers show up tomorrow – despite some minor chances overnight tonight for rain. Here’s the future radar view as we head into the morning hours of Saturday:
By midday we’re seeing those showers and thunderstorms likely in and around the Twin Cities metro area:
Finally starting to clear up, then, by the early evening hours. We’ll also be seeing wind picking up as this system pulls through the region. Here’s a look at the future radar at this departing storm:
Looking ahead, we see more chances for storms over the rest of the weekend as well, highlighted by some afternoon thunderstorm chances on Sunday. Stay tuned this 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.