Sunday: Rain coming to Minneapolis forecast

As of writing this Sunday morning, rain is already on the radar and headed toward the Twin Cities. We’ll see at least a few hours of on and off rain (mostly on), and then we’ll start to dry out again – and cool off.

Here’s the radar view as of 8:45 a.m. this morning:

Then here’s the radar view about 15 minutes later, at 9 a.m.:

You can see some smaller (this is very zoomed in) storms starting to form near Shakopee. Look at those as they develop and move NE, possibly lasting until Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Looking ahead, as that line you can see far west of MSP moves east and fills in, we’ll see more chances for initial showers/rain (or more, if that line from Willmar to Hutchinson develops) around 10:30-11:00 a.m.

After that, we’ll see more rain wrap through – we won’t be quite done yet. By 3-4 p.m. (or earlier) we’ll look for additional rain to wrap over much of Minnesota:

After that, we’ll see any lingering pockets of showers gradually diminish and slide east toward evening and overnight – and start a new dry trend to kick off the workweek. With that dry air will also come cooling, with highs Monday-Wednesday in the upper 70s to near 80. 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.