Our Minneapolis and Twin Cities forecast stays quiet for most of the day today – then by 5-6 p.m. we start to see some likely strong thunderstorms form and move in.
Here’s the Storm Prediction Center’s storm outlook for tonight – which based on upper-level wind patterns would largely be severe-level winds and heavy downpours:
This is the future radar at about 5 p.m., and you can see storms already in the far western suburbs:
Keep in mind that these times could vary, so seeing storms an hour earlier, or an hour later, could be in the cards.
Regardless, shower chances hang around as those in NW Minnesota in the image above slide over the metro area. Fast-forward later in the night and you can see more robust coverage:
Still not constant rain, but definitely some showers on and off through the evening.
Here’s a look at your Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 day forecast:
Note that after this shower/rain chance tonight, we see a break for about 3-4 days in the Twin Cities – with our next shower chances just minor ones on Saturday and Sunday.
Stay tuned and enjoy the continued unofficial start of summer!
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.