White Wednesday (and chilly) in Minneapolis forecast
If you haven’t looked outside yet and you don’t want winter to come yet to the Twin Cities, take a breath… we got enough snow to coat the ground overnight. Temperatures will be chilly enough that snow will stick around in some spots for a bit, especially snow that’s in the shadows behind buildings.
When will we warm up again? No time soon. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about things. Right now we’re stuck under an upper-level low pressure system, which will rotate another round of reinforcing cold and light snow into Minnesota over the next couple of days.
One result of that? Snow chances Thursday to Friday. Here’s a look at the future radar Thursday evening, when snow chances arrive once again for the Twin Cities:
You can see a blob of snow showers by our evening commute Thursday – we’ll watch to see if that ends up actually happening, but keep in mind that Thursday’s commute could be a little slower than usual if that pans out.
Behind that snow chance, you can see light blobs showing up in NW Minnesota, as well as the Dakotas. Those snow showers won’t amount to much, but any one of them could bring a dusting of snow.
Fast-forwarding to Friday, you can see some earlier lingering snow showers from this system in our future radar view:
This image above essentially confirms that we’ve entered into a “taste of winter” period. We’ll likely rebound a little bit after this – at least back into the middle to upper 30s, if not a few days in the 40s or so… but winter is nigh (credit to Pod Save America for reminding me of that lovely word).
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.