Temperature ups and downs in Minneapolis forecast
It’s really, truly fall out there in the Twin Cities. You can see the fall colors all around us. You can feel the bite in the air (upper 20s for this morning’s temperatures). Another sign of fall? Temperatures rising and falling day by day – like this week’s upcoming upper 50s, followed by 40s, followed by 50s.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Today’s forecast keeps us warmer – with winds about 10-15 mph. Unfortunately, we won’t stay that way forever… but here’s what’s happening weather-wise that is allowing the ups and downs to happen:
That image above shows the wind speeds at 250mb high in the atmosphere (about where jets fly – also known as the jetstream). I highlighted the wind directions and the wave pattern up there in yellow arrows.
That rise over the Pacific Northwest is allowing warm weather to move there – and we get a taste of it as we experience “life under the jetstream.” We’ll stay just a hair warmer today and tomorrow, and then the jetstream dips south for a day, allowing cooler air to move over Minnesota again.
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.