More rain in Tuesday’s Minneapolis forecast
We’re starting off yet another rainy day in the Twin Cities, with rain in the SE suburbs and SE Minnesota. Here’s a look at the radar view as of 7:20 a.m. this morning:
You can see a setup that keeps accumulating rainfall away from Minneapolis, for now. That’s not how it’ll stay all day today. We’ll eventually see moderate rain move in once again – and we’ll have more on that in a moment.
First, here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, we have a pair of chilly mornings Thursday and Friday (and really more than that), with Thursday night to Friday morning giving us our best chance for frost. That’s a night you’ll want to cover up your tender vegetation, because it looks like after that we get a stretch of non-frosty mornings.
Back to the rain, though. Here’s a broad view of the overall storm system, a fast-moving low pressure system that’ll rocket through the Midwest today:
That arrow of rainfall, stretching from Minneapolis down to the panhandle of Oklahoma, races up toward us. That’s where we’re set to pick up the majority of our additional rainfall out of this current system.
Here’s the forecast radar as heavy showers have moved in for the afternoon:
By this evening we’re still looking a some significant rainfall in the area. Here’s the future radar for 9:30 p.m. tonight:
Eventually, the heavy rain winds down overnight. We’ll still see chances for rain tomorrow, but the heavier rain will gradually wind down. 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.