Chilly with more showers in Minneapolis forecast
We’re looking at more rounds of showers moving into the Twin Cities area today, as we simultaneously watch very fall-like temperatures moving into the area. Temperatures will struggle to move to the middle 50s today as we await more rounds of rainfall.
Here’s a look at the next round of showers, shown on a radar view as of 6 a.m. this morning:
Those showers are still a few hours (or more) away, but add any rain to temperatures in the lower 50s, and you’re looking at what can only be termed as “gross” weather. Cold and rainy.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about that rain today. You saw that radar image from above, and know that rain is coming in. It appears that we could see some drizzle earlier on in the day, maybe around mid-morning. After that, our first batches of rain move in right around 11 a.m.:
You can see a pretty wide swath of rain in the future radar image above. All the way from near Duluth to eastern South Dakota. Rain chances will remain on/off throughout the day after they arrive, departing as we head closer to late-afternoon or early evening:
After that point, a little remaining patchy light rain or drizzle quickly move out by the overnight hours. We’ll dry out and actually see some sunshine , then, on Wednesday – before another light chance of showers.
The overall weather trend, at least for the short term, is cooler and wetter. Looking in the extended forecast, it seems as though this was just a taste of things to come – because we’re looking to warm up again next week. 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.