Warmer today with shower and storm chances in Minneapolis forecast
We’re looking at temperatures climbing up into the 70s today in the Twin Cities – which will push us up by about 20 degrees higher than where we’ve been lately. Unfortunately, we’ll also see showers and possibly thunderstorms, which will take away some of our nicer fall day.
To put our temperatures today (and lately) into perspective, our average high at this point of the season is down to 65 degrees, which is slightly cooler than today but about 10-15 degrees warmer than where we’ve been. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Look at that 7 day forecast and note all of the showers in the next week’s forecast. That’s a lot of rain. In fact, the National Weather Service is calling for several inches of rain over the next week – which checks out.
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) October 3, 2018
You can see a very soggy forecast over the next week. Let’s look closer at the timing for rain.
First, we have rain this morning and midday. Here’s the forecast radar closer to 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
You can see quite a patch of showers – at least as a possibility – around the midday time-frame. Behind that will be some light lingering showers that could linger through the afternoon, in the form of mist or drizzle.
After that, we’ll dry out overnight as we wait for our next batch of rain… which could come as soon as tomorrow morning. 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.