Rain should hold off until Wednesday in the Twin Cities, while temperatures rise to actually bump us above average for a day (average is in middle to upper 50s). That’ll make it feel like spring, while we wait for a batch of rain across the Midwest Wednesday to early Thursday.
You have to fast-forward to Wednesday morning to see the first chances for rain on the future radar:
Wednesday looks like a day where we’ll see some mild, light, rain chances early on. Then we’ll see some light thunderstorm chances later – which could include some moderate to even briefly heavy rain. Here’s the future radar a little later in the day, closer to about 2-3 p.m.:
Note those yellows/reds, indicating heavy rain – those would also be your thunderstorm cells.
Heading into the overnight hours, rain starts to wrap up – and the whole system slips northeast and into northern Wisconsin:
After that? That’s when we warm up for Easter weekend across Minnesota – with a day long lag in warming across eastern Wisconsin (they keep the rain a day longer, and take a day longer to warm).
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.