Wednesday: Warm and spring-like in Minneapolis, for now

Today and tomorrow look generally fantastic in the Twin Cities. We’re looking for temps in the 70s today, along with quite a bit of sun. After a late-evening shower chance we’ll see temps slightly cooler for Thursday – but still in the middle to upper 60s. After that, temps take a bit of a tumble.

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

So, about those late-evening showers. A weak impulse of energy swings through tonight. It’ll essentially be a weak cold front, but strong enough to spark some showers.

Here’s the future radar as we approach 9 p.m. tonight:

You can see what looks like a broken line of showers pushing across Minnesota.

The bigger chances and shower chances hold off until later in the week, with weekend showers really impacting Friday night to Saturday. Here’s the future radar as we head into Saturday morning, when some of the heavier rain might be overhead:

You can see that area of low pressure (the “L” over SW Minnesota) slipping into the area. It looks, right now, like we’ll see colder air slide in on the backside of this storm (you can see model-indicated snow in the blue shades above) as showers diminish later in the day. As of now, I’m not forecasting any snow out of this for us in the Twin Cities. 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.