Tuesday: Hot and sunny in Minneapolis forecast

After yesterday’s flooding rains across the metro area, where we picked up inches of rainfall… today we stay sunny in the Twin Cities – with just a chance of rain tonight.

Here’s a tweet from the NWS Twin Cities talking about the rainfall totals (in the upper left box):

That’s 2-3″+ rainfall in southern Hennepin County and 4-5″ in the north! I know I got a storm report from my dad in Golden Valley of around 3″ of rainfall there.

Looking ahead toward our next chances for rain in the Twin Cities, we could see some isolated storms tonight – but the chances are minimal. Here’s the high res future radar for about 11 p.m.:

There’s a chance that line to the west builds farther east, and that’d really be our best shot at rain.

After that, we see storms hold off until Wednesday night to Thursday. Here’s the future radar for about 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, showing some smaller storms forming:

Overnight Wednesday to Thursday is probably our best bet over the next few days for rain, not that we’re itching for it after last night.

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.