It’s Sunday and it’s been hot these last few days in the Twin Cities. Yesterday was 88°, Friday was 90°, and we saw a mixture of middle 80s before that as well.
A break might feel welcome, which is always a guilty pleasure for Minnesotans… after all, weren’t we just complaining about our lack of sun and warmth?
Anyhow, today’s cooldown comes with a chance of a shower/thunderstorm midday to late afternoon, and drops our temps down into the 70s for highs into early next week. Here’s a look at our Minneapolis/St. Paul 7-day forecast:
We can chat about the storm chances today and Tuesday-Wednesday for a moment now. Today’s rain chance isn’t major, but it does look like most of us will at least see a little bit of rain.
Here’s the future radar as showers approach right around 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:
That line of light showers/ storms is also our cold front, so depending on how much warming there is ahead of that there could be energy for some rumbles of thunder as well. By 2-3 p.m. that’s when our best chances for thunderstorms, vs. just rain, would arrive:
Then overnight we’ll clear up, with a quiet, but breezy, day on Monday.
Tuesday to Wednesday would be our next chance for some stormy conditions as yet another cold front passes overhead, which will drop us into the 60s for highs on Wednesday.
You can see the future radar by midday Tuesday shows the first showers moving in:
We’ll see more rain and some thunderstorms make their way through as we head into the rest of Tuesday afternoon/evening and overnight into Wednesday.
Finally, by the weekend we’ll start to warm up again. The temperature rebound could end up pushing us back near 80 degrees. 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.