Major warm-up coming to Minneapolis forecast
The holiday break is over, and just a week ago the Twin Cities saw snow turn to slush turn to ice. Now you’ll see a major warm-up arrive in the forecast that’ll help clear away at least a little bit of ice on the roads and sidewalks.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
You can see a quick warm-up on the way. Interestingly, the upper-level temperatures about a mile up in the atmosphere are actually these Friday and Saturday temperatures – or even warmer; 41-42 degrees.
Here’s a forecast map showing temperatures about a mile up in the atmosphere:
See that map above? Those greens indicate those warm temperatures above us I just mentioned. Those temperatures at here for a short stint as we head into the weekend, pushing us as much as 15-20 degrees above average.
Next week we’ll start off with a squeezed version of that map above, so temperatures will drop back into the middle 30s – until a larger cooldown moves in just in time for next weekend.
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.