Showers move in to Minneapolis forecast for Black Friday
We’re warming up – actually to above average temperatures in the Twin Cities forecast, if you can believe that. Our average high is down to 37 degrees, and we’ll climb into the middle 40s… for a day. After that, temperatures tumble back down to the 20s by early next week.
The one issue we’ll face as we see temperatures climb today is a return of rain chances. More on that in a moment. Here’s a look, first, at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s dive in to the rain forecast, because that’s probably what’s on most people’s minds as they read this forecast – we’ve already dealt with cold a couple times this fall.
Rain builds in, with a chance for light drizzle early (around noon or so) and the first glimpses of actual rain early afternoon in eastern Minnesota:
Those central MN and south-central MN showers are the ones to keep an eye out on, however, and they really start closing in as we head into the mid-afternoon time-frame:
That’s 3-4 p.m. today on future radar, but really showers could come a bit earlier than that. The problem for people hanging out outside (opening of this year’s Holidazzle in Loring Park is tonight, with fireworks planned for 7 p.m.) is that showers will likely linger throughout the evening as well. Only short breaks are expected periodically.
Fast-forwarding to tonight’s overnight period, that’s when the rain finally moves out:
We see cold air moving in along with the backside you see above, and because of that a few snowflakes mixed in to the tail end of this system wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Stay tuned!
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.