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Published on February 19, 2024
Minneapolis Residents Anticipate Varied Weather for Washington's Birthday WeekSource: Unsplash / {Andrew S}

Minneapolis residents can expect mixed weather conditions to celebrate Washington's Birthday and the following week, according to the National Weather Service. Today, Minneapolitans will see partly sunny skies with a comfortable high near 40 degrees, accompanied by a gentle southeast breeze at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, the city will be enveloped in mostly cloudy conditions, while thermometers are predicted to dip to a low of around 27 degrees.

As folks in Minneapolis embrace the work week on Tuesday, they should be greeted with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures are again forecast to hover around the agreeable 40-degree mark. The South southeast wind keeping things brisk at 5 to 10 mph will swing west-southwest in the afternoon, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Tuesday night's sky is partly cloudy, bringing a low around 24 and a gentle southwest wind.

The weather pattern holds steady midweek with Wednesday showcasing partly sunny conditions and a high creeping up near 42 degrees. Calm winds take a southwestern turn come morning at a mild 5 mph. The nighttime forecast predicts mostly cloudy skies, while temperatures take a slight dip, settling around 29 degrees as winds shift northwest after midnight.

Thursday promises residents mostly sunny skies with the mercury ascending again to the low 40s, while northwest winds pick up the pace at 10 to 15 mph. The evening air cools down, mostly clear with the low resting around 22, and, persistent northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. Friday's outlook remains sunny with chillier highs peaking near 31 degrees, and the northwest wind continues its relentless sweep through the city at a consistent 10 to 15 mph.

Heading into the weekend, Minneapolitans can rejoice in sunny forecasts. Saturday's temperatures are expected to make a decent climb, reaching a high near 41, with a west-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph cradling the city. The night sky remains mostly clear, and evening temperatures are slated to hover around 30 degrees. Sunday tops off the week with sunshine and the high inching up to near 45 degrees, a standard west wind keeping the air moving.