Wednesday: Summer-like in Minneapolis forecast… for two days

We get a taste of early summer today and tomorrow in the Twin Cities forecast, after thunderstorms overnight last night. We’ll climb into the middle to upper 70s for high temps today and tomorrow, before tumbling waaaaaay down for the weekend.

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

I’ll just say it: the next five days after today and tomorrow look pretty rough – with Friday being the slight exception.

Tonight we’ll see some showers/thunderstorms similar to last night, with most coming while we sleep. Then we break from rain (most likely) until Friday night, and from then on there are rain/thunderstorm chances through Sunday night.

Here’s the forecast radar Friday as the storm builds in from the south:

That’s midday Friday, with showers already in the southern few counties of MN. By Friday night to early Saturday, that’s when we see the best chance for showers/storms (although they could come and impact Friday evening, too, so keep an eye out):

Fast-forward to Saturday, and you’ve got a wet and thundery day. This is the midday future radar:

Then regular rain, with just a rumble or two of thunder, moves in after that – impacting Sunday to Sunday night.

Temperatures are part of the problem, too, as an intensifying low pressure system drags down colder air. Saturday’s high will struggle to get up to around 50 degrees, about 20 degrees below average. 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.