Wednesday: Warming trend in Minneapolis forecast

We warmed up into the 60s, with a bit of sun, in the Twin Cities yesterday. That trend continues as we head through today, and all the way through Friday.

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

As we’re set to enter the month of June, it’s fitting that we finally see what resembles some summer-like weather: upper 70s and lower 80s.

We’ll watch Friday to see how much sun we get, as that’ll potentially push us up into the middle 80s – with a chance of showers later that night. All shower chances, at this point, appear more of the summer-like variety… with combinations of sun and clouds vs. all-day rain events.

Here’s the future radar as we head into this afternoon, with a slim chance of showers:

Showers will generally stay south of us, as we stay partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain.

Looking ahead, we get a significant surge of warm air heading into Thursday and Friday. This is the temperature map from about a mile up in the atmosphere early Friday:

Those temperatures (the deep orange ones) indicate a warming potential right around 86 degrees – so with the right combination of sun and wind, that’s what I’d imagine we could reach on Friday afternoon. 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.