Tuesday: Shot of spring on the way to Minneapolis

We’re looking for a quick burst of spring in the Twin Cities forecast. Unfortunately, it arrives on a Wednesday, and not a weekend day. We’ll cool off a bit by the time we reach Saturday.

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

The warm-up will be intense, but also short-lived. We see a huge shot of warmer air move in over the Midwest by Wednesday. Here’s a look at the future temperatures about a mile up in the atmosphere midday Wednesday:

Unfortunately, very quickly after this peak warming wedges in, we see those colder temperatures (seen north of Montana in the image above) move in. Without any snow on the ground, we still stay in the 30s for Saturday – but that’s it.

Here’s an animation showing those colder, blue-shaded, temperatures moving in:

Either way, we’ll warm up again – but it looks like once we cool off after Wednesday we’ll have to wait another 7-10 days for our next larger-scale warming. 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.