Smooth sailing forecast for the busiest travel day in Minnesota, Minneapolis, and beyond
We’re looking at smooth sailing for Thanksgiving travel, as far as weather conditions are concerned, in the Twin Cities forecast and beyond. Cloudy skies today and tomorrow have returned to the forecast (previously we were looking to be just south of the jetstream, making us slightly warmer and sunny.
Now we’re playing the waiting game, as we warm up slightly surrounding Turkey Day and Black Friday, and then temperatures drop back to more January-like/winter-like zones.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, Thanksgiving we’ll likely see a few peeks of sun flanked by mostly cloudy skies. There has been some concern over the rain and rain/snow chances on Friday – but I’d say you don’t really need to worry too much. Rain will be cold and “gross” – but that’ll be about it as we toward Friday afternoon:
Looking ahead toward Friday evening/overnight, we’ll start to see some lingering showers turn into lingering rain/snow mix showers as we head overnight – mainly after people are sleeping.
On Saturday, then, we clear up a bit. We’ll see a little sunshine return, and climb back into the middle 30s, with some light snow showers possible Saturday night to 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.