One more day of warmth in Minneapolis forecast
We get one more day of 30s in the Twin Cities forecast, and then the bottom drops out – at least relative to the temperatures we’ve seen. In fact, we’re closing in on our latest-ever 1st below zero morning low (how Minnesotan of a statement is that?).
Check out this bit of information from meteorologist DJ Kayser on Twitter:
No lows below zero so far this winter in the Twin Cities (MSP airport)… and we’re approaching the latest date on record for the first one to occur. MSP could finally see a below zero low next Saturday morning (the 19th), which would be the latest on record. #mnwxpic.twitter.com/llLN1WWFLu
— D.J. Kayser | Praedictix (@dkayserwx) January 13, 2019
Now, since he tweeted this, the coldest temperatures have slid one day further away… now it looks like Sunday morning would be the coldest morning. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
So what’s happening? Well, we’ve missed quite a few cold surges or been on the warm side of them – with places in northern Minnesota always seeing the coldest air.
Tonight the winds shift and we see a blob of cold air extend into northern MN and Wisconsin, but also gradually into the Twin Cities. Here’s the future temperature map (a mile up in the atmosphere) for this morning, when we’re still on the warm side of things:
By tomorrow morning, we get more “typical” temperatures blowing in – those blues you see over northern MN above:
Then we’ll continue to cool off. By Friday we’re barely above single digits for a high in central Minnesota, with single digits for highs moving in for Saturday and Sunday. We’ll quickly rebound, but only up to the teens. Stay tuned!
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.