Light snow in Minneapolis forecast today
We’re waking up to light snow coating the ground in the Twin Cities, with a bit more on the way for Tuesday. Most of us have only seen anywhere from a couple tenths of an inch of snow to closer to an inch, according to preliminary snow reports from CoCoRaHS:
If you look closely, you can see the light blue and light green shades of snow reports today over Hennepin County and the metro area. We won’t see too much more snow, but an additional dusting to maybe up to 1/2″ of snow for some people is a possibility.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis 7 day forecast (and St. Paul 7 day forecast):
So back to that snow. Your best chance for snow if you’re reading this on Tuesday is earlier in the day. Here’s the forecast radar showing snow and mixed precipitation over the Twin Cities in the morning:
Farther east/south of us is where accumulations are really occurring, but over us you can see that little bit of white shade over the Twin Cities. That’s our little bit of snow.
By afternoon that all clears up and slides away:
After that we’ll quiet down heading into Wednesday. Wednesday will be our best day of the week, most likely, with temperatures in the teens and sunshine.
Looking toward Thursday, we’ll be seeing our next major cold front coming through. We’ll wake up to temps around 15 degrees on Thursday, and by the time you go to bed at night it should be close to 0° and overnight into Friday we’ll dip below zero.
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.