We’re warming up into the 40s again in Minneapolis forecast
After a record-setting day of temperatures yesterday in the Twin Cities, today we see another chance. Yesterday’s old record was 41 degrees, and we climbed all the way up to 47. Today we see a similar setup, but the old record is 47 for today… so it’ll take a little luck to crack that. For the record (no pun intended), today’s record was set back in 1885.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Talking temps for now, we’re still lucking out under a more progressive jetstream pattern – which essentially means that instead of storm systems and clipper storm systems digging in from Canada, we’re just seeing more of the same… as cold places to our north see more of the same:
All good things must end, however, and as we head toward Monday-Tuesday we see a storm system dig in, just like we’ve been avoiding, and that’ll bring rain, snow, and some significantly colder temperatures (although still not as cold as they could be… yet):
You can see by Tuesday afternoon we have a tongue of cold air intruding across the Midwest, centered over Minnesota. By then we’ll have seen showers come to an end, and sun trying to return.
There could be a few scattered showers/drizzle spots before the more enduring rain early Sunday evening. Here’s the forecast radar as we head into that span:
You can see the green as rain, with snow close to the north and the west. A change will happen later in the evening and likely closer to Monday morning – and that’ll be when some slushy accumulations happen.
Luckily, when we’re all through on Monday with this system we’ll still warm up above freezing – unlike our storm from 10 days ago. That means we’ll likely avoid huge piles of frozen slush on roads and sidewalks – although there could still be some messy spots.
Looking ahead toward Tuesday, that’s a day where our temperatures will start out above freezing and gradually dip into the teens. Anything that hasn’t melted or is still liquid will then freeze.
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.