More rounds of showers today through Thursday in Minneapolis forecast
When you add up yesterday’s rain and last night’s rain, we’re looking at about 1.5″ or so of rainfall at MSP. We’re also talking about cooler weather building in quicker than expected this week as well.
Overnight we saw a batch of warm air surge north, helping create a robust line of showers and thunderstorms:
That was the radar image as of 6 a.m. this morning, and you can see that line of showers extending from Hutchinson southeast toward Rochester (and beyond). There’s more rain where that came from as well.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
We’ve suddenly moved north of the warmer air (or the warmer air has moved south). Note the swing for Friday’s forecast from 70s to lower 60s. We’ll build back up to warmer temperatures, but for now we’ll get a taste of things to come.
Before all of that, though, we still have a few rounds of showers and storms. After showers move away this morning we’ll see our next chances building in afternoon/evening again:
There’s another chance for overnight showers and storms again, followed by more showers tomorrow morning. Here’s a look at the future radar view as of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning:
After that, we’ll finally see rain chances wrap up as we head into Thursday and beyond, when temperatures fall back into the 60s. 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.