We’ve bottomed out in the Twin Cities – at least temperature-wise. With temps yesterday climbing into the upper 40s and a very lucky finish to the storm that would have brought us moderate rain, temps in the 30s, and possibly a dusting of snow… instead we saw clouds and then some broken sunshine.
Today we continue the trend, with cool temps and gradually increasing cloudiness. After today we’ll see some gradual warming, eventually topping out in the 60s by next weekend. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:
Looking ahead toward tonight, we’ll see a chance of rain move in during the overnight hours – generally after most people are sleeping. Here’s the future radar closer to midnight tonight:
You can see a fairly broken line of showers moving in from the image above – and that’s about what we’re expecting. Some lighter showers move in overnight and some minor accumulations (of rain) take place.
By early tomorrow morning that line has passed, and we’re left with a slightly cooler air mass:
That image above is from about 9 a.m. Monday morning – and note the showers that have passed. Also, note the blue (snow) over northern MN. They’re not quite out of the woods yet.
Looking ahead, we have a few more minor shower chances this week – and then see the signs of a warm-up by next weekend. 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.