Tuesday’s Election Day Minneapolis Forecast

Rainy/mix start to the day in Minneapolis forecast

Last night’s rain was the start of a major change – a blast of winter-like weather and winter-like air that’ll drop us down to very uncomfortably chilly temperatures in the Twin Cities.

There’s still light rain in the area as we start out this election day (you’re voting, right?). Here’s a look at the radar view as of 7 a.m. this morning:


Showers will gradually clear away – but due to the cold air coming in, we’re not looking for a big temperature rebound. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast and St. Paul 7 day forecast:


That is a tough forecast to swallow – particularly with no real warm weather in sight (at least in the short term next week or so).

Knowing that, and forcing ourselves to accept it – we can move on and start talking about the snow chances. The first one arrives tonight as our current rain slips east, and snow arrives from the north:


That blue circled area in the image above is our snow chance. It doesn’t look like a lot of snow, but some minor grassy accumulations are definitely a possibility.

Then we gradually clear up – but stay breezy and chilly.

Stay tuned!

Aaron Shaffer About Aaron Shaffer
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.