More shower and storm chances arrive in Minneapolis forecast
We’re talking about some major changes in the weather today across Minnesota and the Twin Cities. The forecast goes from 80s and muggy to dry air and 70s, but with some storm chances in between.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, through this afternoon/evening and into Tuesday night, we’re looking at a fairly wet period in the Twin Cities. For the most part, there don’t seem to be too many zones of heavy rain, although it’s a possibility.
Here’s a look at the future radar this afternoon, as some lighter rain starts to form and move into the area:
It seems like rain could show up at any point this afternoon, but showers start to become a little more widespread as you head later in the day. Looking toward early Tuesday morning, we see more of the same – but with a little more intensity with the showers:
By late-morning we could see another line of showers/thunderstorms move through, and this one also brings with it the chance for heavier showers:
After that, we’ll see more chances for rain in the afternoon/evening across central Minnesota, finally quieting down on Wednesday, when the high temperature only rises to 71. 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.