Chilly and winter-like in Minneapolis forecast
We’re about 5-10 degrees colder today than yesterday in the Twin Cities, and that means no longer will our heavy snow feel wet and soft – it’ll harden and we’ll enter another more January-like weather period.
The good news? We’re not alone. Look at this temperature map showing temperatures this morning across the United States:
All those blues and purples? Those are areas where the upper level temperatures are 20-30 degrees or colder! They go all the way down into Texas and New Mexico, Arkansas and Tennessee. Yikes.
Unfortunately, things actually cool off more for us from here. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day weather forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Today we could see a few flurries as clouds hang around and reinforcing colder air moves in (see image two images above) – and then by Thursday and Friday is when we really cool off. Thursday could be a day we start at midnight around 20 degrees or so, and then temperatures gradually decline throughout the day.
Looking ahead, one perk of the cold is the return of sunshine. The jetstream dips well south of us (sorry, warm weather folks), and that allows the cold to move over us. It also puts us north of where storms and clouds will be located. Because of that, Friday through Sunday look chilly and sunny.
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.