One more sunny day in Minneapolis forecast, then showers and clouds arrive
We’re warming up a few degrees between Tuesday and today in the Twin Cities, with sunshine hanging around for one more day. After that, we’ll see rain chances start to move in overnight and into Thursday and beyond.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about some of the shower chances, as temperatures look to stay pretty neutral over the next week. Our first chance of showers starts to show up overnight, and we can look at that on our future radar map:
You can see a rather large chunk of light shower activity moving into eastern Minnesota from over Nebraska and South Dakota in the image above. That’s our rain chance.
Fast-forward to Thursday morning, and you can see some of that patchy/light rain ahead of the “main” rain:
The main rain isn’t that heavy – it’s just long-lasting. You can see if nearby at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. As we fast-forward into the afternoon, you’ll note that it’s still around the Twin Cities:
There are even some spots that’ll see rain pick up a bit around the early afternoon hours (note the little yellow dots showing up near Minneapolis and in south central Minnesota).
Heading into evening we’ll finally start to see the southern edge of this rain moving north:
It won’t quite be done at that point, but we’ll be a little bit closer with this round. Unfortunately, we’ll see some of that rain linger into Friday, and then new rain chances after that through Saturday and Sunday.
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.