Slowly warming this weekend in Minneapolis forecast
We’re already warming up in the Twin Cities – we’re up to 12 degrees after dipping down briefly to 6 degrees earlier this morning. Wind is now from the south and we’ll see temperatures end up leveling out at about 20 (which is warmer than it could be – more on that below).
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Let’s talk about that cold. Luckily we just were nipped by the very coldest air overnight. We’ll then watch as over the next 3 days it gradually slides east and away from us.
Here are the temperatures about a mile up in atmosphere:
That purple blob is not what you want to see – indicating upper-air temperatures of 10 degrees above zero down to 10 degrees below zero. Yikes. Those blues you see over the Dakotas and Montana/Wyoming are what we want this time of year – a more moderate variety of cold. That’ll work its way in by early next week.
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.