Tuesday: Drying out in Minneapolis; 4th of July forecast

We’re closing in on 4th of July – you can tell because your office is probably a little bit more empty this week… or maybe you’ve noticed the roads a bit more empty… and the heat and humidity have really started to be felt.

Today we get a break from the deluge of rain, after picking up just over 2″ of rain at MSP yesterday. Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7-day forecast:

If you look closely at this 7-day forecast, you can see some shower chances that start in the 2nd half of Wednesday and into Thursday.

Right now, we’re seeing a chance for showers develop as a weak cold front settles in over Minnesota later on Wednesday to Thursday. That’ll provide a boundary for storms to form:

We’ll watch through Wednesday and Thursday just how far south the front will pass, and see the most likely time for rain in the first half of the 4th of July – so definitely 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.