While rain isn’t imminent, we’re looking at a chance for afternoon showers (and clouds) today, and then some more “real” rain chances for the Twin Cities and Minneapolis forecast early this week.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:
Looking first at today’s rain chance – it’s pretty slim for Minneapolis. Somewhere in the metro we’ll see a few storms, but you can see just how isolated (spaced out) these chances look in this future radar view for around 3 p.m. today:
After this afternoon’s slim chance of rain, we see a sunny day on Monday – followed by a cold front that’ll bring chances for rain heading into Tuesday. Here’s the future radar by Tuesday morning/midday:
We’ll get a brief cooldown, however, as a result of that cold front. Wednesday’s high should only reach into the upper 70s, with breezy west/northwest winds and sun.
Looking a bit further ahead, by next weekend we’re talking about middle to upper 80s, and even some 90s, making their way back to the Twin Cities – so enjoy those Wednesday temps if you’ve been wanting temperature relief, and stay tuned!
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.