Tuesday: Storms on the way in Minneapolis forecast

We’ll start the day today with sunshine in the Twin Cities, but a storm system looms just to the west, and our forecast today includes showers and thunderstorms as we head toward evening and overnight. Timing after the 7-day forecast.

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

So let’s get into today’s storm chances, because they’re definitely there. A cold front swoops in by mid-afternoon today, which will help spark what looks like a line of thunderstorms:

That future radar image above is for about 2-3 p.m. this afternoon, when we’ll see storms develop to our west and swoop through the Twin Cities.

Fast-forward a few hours later and you’re down to just some lingering drizzle/light rain chances:

Look toward the west, though. See that center of low pressure (visually, an L over central North Dakota)?

That’ll slide east overnight and into Wednesday, keeping things unstable and cooler – while also bringing additional light rain chances or even light thunderstorm chances:

After that we’ll dry out again for Thursday, with potential 90s looming for Saturday and Sunday. 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.