Colder air starts to move in to Minneapolis in Wednesday’s forecast
After a long stretch of highs 30 or above, we’re crashing down in the Twin Cities forecast this week. So far in January, only 4 days out of the first 15 have been colder than 30 degrees for highs – the other 11 days have been above 30 or even 40 degrees.
We’ll rebound again after this weekend, but this cooldown is a reality check that we’re in mid-January in Minnesota. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
Looking ahead toward Saturday night to Sunday, that would still be our first below zero overnight low temperature of the season, and make it the latest-ever first below zero temperature.
Right now it looks like we’ll cool off to that extent, despite some light winds of 5 mph+. When winds are higher it’s harder for temperatures to cool off as much, as things stay mixed in the atmosphere. We’ll watch those winds closely to see if we actually make it below zero. 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.