Friday: Rainy start in Minneapolis

Waking up to thunder in one of the dry periods of the year
in the Twin Cities, late July, was a surprise for many. Looking through the morning, shower chances can be expected to persist.

Here’s a look at the radar view as of 7:20 a.m.:

Looking ahead, there are a few rain chances, but we cool off as we head into the start of next week – which likely means fewer rain chances.

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

Note those upper 70s and sun Monday through Wednesday. Wow.

Quite a shift from last Friday, when we saw heat index values closing in on 110 degrees! We’ll still end up pretty muggy today and tomorrow, with that decline really being felt heading into Sunday and Monday.

Looking ahead today, you can expect showers to clear away – but then later tonight we’ll see more isolated patches of showers develop. Here’s the future radar around 8-10 p.m. tonight:

After that we’ll quiet down for a bit, with just extremely isolated chances for showers. Stay tuned!

Aaron Shaffer About Aaron Shaffer
Follow Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer on Twitter. Aaron is a meteorologist who lives in Minneapolis and is the digital communications and social media associate for the nonprofit Avivo in Minneapolis. He is Ward 8's representative on the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee, 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.