Saturday: TC Pride kicks off with a dry day in Minneapolis forecast

We’re looking rain-free for Twin Cities Pride – at least for Saturday. Sunday could/will be a different story, with unsettled air brought up by a huge upper-level low over the Rockies and lower Canada.

Another item of note is the heat that’ll build in midweek next week and last through next weekend. Here’s a look at your extended 7-day forecast for Minneapolis/St. Paul:

That heat really catches my eye, and we’ll have plenty of time in the coming days to talk about it.

First, let’s talk about the rain chances. All week I’ve fielded questions about rain, and I guess it’s just that time of year/type of weather set up. Everyone has plans, there are festivals, etc. – and naturally there are quite a few rain chances.

As of now, it looks like we can expect increasing clouds today for Pride/this weekend, with showers holding off until tonight. Here’s the future radar as we head overnight and get the heaviest dose of rain:

We could see showers as early as mid to late evening, but this future radar image is closer to midnight, with showers lingering on and off through morning.

This next image is closer to about 5-7 a.m. Sunday:

With the Pride parade starting at 11 a.m., things could be a little drizzly – but I’m seeing a relatively clear and quiet future radar map by 11 a.m.

After that we’ll still see some unsettled conditions that leave rain chances in the forecast through Monday, but we dry out after that until heat builds in. By Friday we could be in the middle 90s. Yikes. 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.