Friday: Warming with rain for Minneapolis weekend forecast

We’re warming up to the 60s this weekend, and near 60 degrees for today in the Twin Cities – but it comes at a cost. April showers will wedge in for the weekend, with rain chances on and off that start tonight.

We’re also watching a storm chance mid-week next week that’ll drop temperatures down, and possibly leave us with a coating of wet snow. First, here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:

Today we start out generally dry over much of MN, with rain sliding out of the area. We’ll see some wet roads and some mist is possible early, then just mostly cloudy skies.

Rain holds off until overnight tonight… likely after midnight for most in the metro area. Here’s the future radar view, then, as we head into Saturday morning:

After that, we’ll see showers clear up and set the stage for possible thunderstorms later in the day.

Then, we look for a larger and more organized batch of rain for Sunday. Rain starts early again:

You can see some moderate rain in the morning, as a possibility, for Sunday in that future radar image above. That’s our next storm system.

By Sunday evening we’ll have seen any accumulating rain come to an end:

That future radar image above is for about 6-7 p.m. Sunday evening. After that we’ll dry out and see sunshine return, as well as some very warm temperatures, for Monday.

Looking further ahead, Wednesday-Thursday is a time to keep an eye on. Today’s computer models show a diminished threat for cold rain and mixed/snow showers… but just yesterday several inches of snow were showing up. We’ll hope for the less snowy solution and keep an eye out. 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.