Tuesday: Sunny and calm before midweek rain in Minneapolis

Our forecast stays calm and spring-like today in the Twin Cities, with temps near 60 degrees and very little wind. Overnight, however, that picture changes dramatically. We see temps drop (and stay there) and quite a bit of chilly rain moves in.

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

You can see above that Wednesday and Thursday are definitely “blip” days, where otherwise we’re looking at pretty steady spring temps.

Contrast those, for better or worse, with last year’s week-long spring, and if you’re a spring-lover this is your time!

First, though, we need to get through tomorrow. Here’s the future radar as we approach early morning to midday tomorrow:

That’s essentially the start of it – and then rain lasts most of the rest of the day. Here’s the future radar closer to 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, when the heaviest rain arrives (seen in those yellows/reds):

Finally, this system departs heading into the overnight hours/early Thursday, and gradually we start to dry out:

After that we see a rebound of 5+ degrees on Thursday, and then a bigger rebound back into the 60s (with sun) for Friday and entering the weekend. 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.