Monday 4/20/20: Windy with rain chance in Minneapolis

We’re looking at relatively quiet weather this week in the Twin Cities, but one storm chance snuck in as we start off the week: today. We’ll also see winds pick up into the 20+ mph range at times.

Storms come today as we watch things warm up vs. yesterday, and then cool down tomorrow vs. today with yet another cold front (hello, spring). Here’s the future radar this afternoon as shower chances increase around 1-2 p.m. today:

Fast-forward to around 3-4 p.m. and shower chances increase in the Twin Cities, but also continue to slide south. Meanwhile, while these storms form and move through, you’ll see winds pick up. We’ll go from 10 mph breezy winds to 20+mph by late-afternoon/early evening:

Those greens/yellows you’re seeing above indicate winds that would be 20 mph to nearly 30 mph.

Hang on to your hat today and watch out for those afternoon shower chances!

Published by Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer

Aaron graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and worked as a meteorologist in television for 8 years (NBC affiliates in Wyoming and South Dakota, and the CBS/Fox affiliate in Cedar Rapids, IA, prior to working at the cable weather station WeatherNation). While in Iowa, Aaron worked as a storm chaser and on-air meteorologist, where he went on dozens of storm chases and saw a number of tornadoes.