Warmer today ahead of snow chance and cold in Minneapolis forecast
We skipped right past the rain chances last night… thankfully… in the Twin Cities. We had the possibility of rain mixing with snow, and instead our storm system developed in a way that the dry slot of the comma head (picture a big comma “,” as your low pressure system) moved right over us.
Today we’ll see warmer air in that slot, ahead of the western edge, which brings with it a chance of minor snow accumulations – a dusting or so. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead toward tomorrow, as temperatures drop throughout the day, we’ll see cold air and blustery winds pushing in. Wind speeds could push 15 to even 30+ mph.
Here’s the forecast wind map showing winds 15+ mph already by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday:
That’s on the tail-end of our little storm system that’s working its way through. Here’s the forecast radar as that storm starts to show up overnight tonight:
As that band of snow moves through, that’s when we could see an inch or so of total snow overnight and into early Tuesday. Here’s the end of that batch of accumulation:
Note that I circled more snow in NW Minnesota early Tuesday morning. Those bands won’t accumulate into anything substantial when they arrive – but they’ll give us a few periods of light snow showers… as winds approach 20-30 mph. It’ll be quiet a wintry finish to the day.
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.