Sunday: Watching light rain in central/southern Minnesota

We’re looking for raindrops in our Minneapolis forecast today, with some scattered drizzle around the Twin Cities metro – but mainly focused on areas of west-central Wisconsin, and SW/west-central MN.

Here’s the radar view as of 10 a.m. Sunday, with a relatively blank area right over the metro area:

That rain chance is gradually going to slide south as we head through the day today, so unless something develops soon we’re likely out of the woods on the rain threat for today.

Looking ahead, we’ll see some cooler air pool south, along with this storm system. That’ll drop us back into the 40s for Monday, but 50s return for Tuesday and 60s for Wednesday. Yes, 60s.

Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:

You’d have to go back to October 22, 2018, to find the last time we hit 60 (a high of 61 degrees that day). That’s a long stretch.

If that seems early, it’s because last year’s elongated winter temps kept us from hitting 60 degrees for the first time until April 21. Yikes. We’ll get there nearly a month earlier this year. Also, just in case you’re curious, after that awful start to spring last year, we hit 60 on April 21, then 84 by April 30, then had a stretch of 90s to 100 in late May.

Looking ahead, we drop off on Thursday, with a chance of showers. Right now there isn’t much agreement on precipitation totals, but a chance of rain should be planned on – and a big drop in temperatures, relative to Wednesday’s. 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.