Warmer temperatures continue, for now, in Minneapolis forecast
We’re looking at temperatures in the Twin Cities forecast that’ll reach near 40 degrees for today and tomorrow. As we head closer to Christmas next week, we’ll see temperatures start to fall.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
So why are we so “warm” today through Wednesday (not to mention yesterday’s spring-like temperatures)? It’s because we’re in a split jetstream. The jetstream separates warm air to the south and cold air to the north – but there is a tropical one and an arctic one. When they’re in phase you get the most separation -when they’re split that’s when you get moderate temperatures between the two.
See this map for 10 a.m. this morning:
The yellow arrows I drew are where the high, jet, wind is. You can see a big oval over the middle of the nation, and that’s your moderate temperature zone. Eventually we’ll see the jetstream fall into phase again, and since it’ll be late-December/early-January – that’ll be when we see temperatures plunge again.
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.