Gradual warming in Minneapolis forecast
We’re looking ahead toward the weekend in our Twin Cities forecast, and temperatures are set to climb. Today looks to be close to average, with a high in the middle 20s. Our average high is 23, as of today, at MSP. We’ll climb close to 10 degrees above that as soon as tomorrow.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
You can see relatively stable temperatures over the next week, especially for January. That doesn’t just happen by accident. All winter long there are little waves of energy lurking in North America, and that isn’t stopping here either… it’s all about how the jetstream is aligned and where they’re going.
Here’s a forecast temperatures map for Friday morning, as we get our first little warm surge:
Those purple shades over Hudson Bay and southeastern Canada are bone-chilling cold, with upper-air temperatures that aren’t typical January-cold… but they’re still around -10 degrees (a mile up in the atmosphere).
Meanwhile, you can see a darker green area headed over Minnesota – that’s warmer. Behind that is a little blue zone, which is slight cool (and that’s why we see some clouds, it’s essentially a mostly dry cold front). After that? More warming. We’ve lucked out to the extent where we’re lined up just outside the reach of snow and extreme cold, at least for now. It looks like we’ll stay that way at least for the next week.
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.