January-like highs in late November in Minneapolis forecast
Heading into mid-January, we all typically think of below zero weather in the Twin Cities – but really, the average highs dip down to roughly 19-20 degrees at their low point. We’ll be seeing highs this week right around that range before a slight warming closer to next weekend.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
We end up with some curious weather conditions as we head toward the end of the week as well, as we warm up a bit across Minnesota. Here’s a few of the things I’m watching:
- Snow chances Wednesday night to Thursday. Those could include an inch or more of snow, so it’s something for commuters to keep an eye on as we head toward that second half of the week.
- (and 3.) After that first snow chance, we continue a warm-up. The remaining question is how much do we warm up? Also, how will that impact precipitation types (rain or snow)? With colder temperatures and a storm system on the way, we could end up with snow accumulations on Saturday. If is stays a little warmer we could end up with a slushy mix or periods of rain (that would mean my 33 and 32 degree forecast temps would be wrong, on the cold side).
These are some things to keep an eye out for as we head through the week! 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.