Triple threat of precipitation in Minneapolis weather forecast

Mixed showers, snow, ice – all on the way in Minneapolis 7-day forecast

We have quite a mixed bag of weather on the way today through the next seven days in the Twin Cities forecast. It starts today with dense fog, and gradually shifts to the potential for some light icy accumulations later tonight – turning to snow showers by Monday.

Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:

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Note that there are two snow chances this week within 48 hours of each other, and really within 48 hours of our first system ending. To oversimplify – that’s happening because we’re lined up right under the jetstream this week.

Looking ahead toward tonight, here’s the future radar view by 9:30 p.m. this evening:

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We miss that heavy snow band you can see over the Dakotas and northern MN, with most snow in Minnesota falling north of us. If we’re lucky, we’ll end up with some lingering dustings of snow that could add up to 0.5″ in spots.

Looking ahead, that clears up by early Monday, for the most part, but we could still see an icy commute Monday morning… especially for the early risers.

Tuesday night to Wednesday we see our next snow chance. We could pick up anywhere from 0.5″ to upwards of 1″ out of that little wave of energy.

Next up is Wednesday night to Thursday and Thursday night, where we could see 2″+ of snow if this system pans out as indicated in the computer models. Here’s the future radar as snow starts to build into Minnesota Wednesday night:

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It doesn’t look to be more than light snow at first, and then on the tail-end of this, we’ll be looking for a brief flare-up of heavier snow. That’s the part I’ll really be keeping an eye on this week. Stay tuned!

Aaron Shaffer About Aaron Shaffer
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.