One more January-like day in Minneapolis forecast
We’re January-esque in the Twin Cities today, as we climb just barely above the twenty degree mark. Then the forecast warms up a little bit, as we gradually climb into the middle to upper 30s by Friday – with a little dose of snow in between.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead, you can see snow chances start to show up on Wednesday, and let’s talk about the timing a little bit. First, the approach of snow starts up late morning on Wednesday in central Minnesota. Here’s the future radar around 11 a.m. as snow starts to approach:
That looks ominous – but it’ll just start as flurries and light snow showers in the morning. Afternoon snow transitions into some minor accumulations – possibly upwards of a half inch+ of snow.
You can see in the image above those light blues, indicating snow showers that could be accumulating, could impact people’s evening commutes on Wednesday – keep that in mind as you plan your day.
Looking ahead, we’ll see that little gap (seen south of Willmar and west of I-35/Faribault) move overhead early evening before transitioning into more moderate snow showers later in the evening:
That’s when we see another chance for snow accumulations – possibly upwards of an addition 0.5-1″ of snow in the evening. Snow then tapers off and clears by morning… but overall totals could sit at 2″ by Thursday morning.
After Thursday morning, we’ll clear up as we await a storm that still looks to slip just south of us heading into Friday/Saturday – meaning we dodge some additional accumulations and look for just light snowfall and mixed showers heading into the weekend. 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.