More 40 degree weather in Minneapolis forecast
It’s another day 15+ degrees above average in the Twin Cities forecast. Our average high at MSP is down to 26 degrees now – with more drops to go over the next month or so. Also, as an aside, we’re approaching the winter solstice – otherwise known as the darkest day of the year. The good thing? It looks, at least for now, like we’ll see sun on that day instead of gloom.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
After the solstice we don’t start adding many minutes of light per day, but it does start slowly. Sunset on Friday will be 4:34 p.m. (Yikes!) By January 21 sunset is 5:05 p.m. By February 21 sunset is up to 5:49 p.m. So there’s still hope – just make sure you see the sun for a few minutes to avoid S.A.D. on Friday and beyond.
Temperature-wise, we skip right back toward winter by Christmas, when many of us should still have plenty of thin snow cover around to keep us on track for a white Christmas.
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.