Yes, you read that correctly. We have a chance for RAIN in JANUARY in Minnesota next week. How ridiculous is that? We go from insane cold and wind chill advisories to rain within a week. That's not good.

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It's what parts of Minnesota could be dealing with next week though. Not all of Minnesota will be warm enough to get snow. Areas like Duluth have a shot at some snow the day other areas could be getting rain.

Michael Blann

Has it Ever Rained in January in Minnesota?

Nowadays, according to meteorologist Sven Sundgaard with Bring Me the News, it is now normal to see rain in January in Minnesota thanks to climate change.

Sven writes, "The number of rainfall events in January since 2010 is unprecedented in our known records."


We've had some wild weather events in winter the past few years too. Iowa was hit by some tornadoes earlier this week. And in 2021 Minnesota was smashed by tornadoes in December. That's the first time that has ever happened.

Rain in Minnesota's Forecast Next Week

When I had looked at the forecast for next week a few days ago for Rochester there were actually a few days where we had a chance for rain. That has now gone down to one day with a chance for rain.

Areas of southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities could be in for some rain on Thursday the 25th, so one week from now. Of course, things could change by then but right now there's a 44% chance, at least in Rochester. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, there's a 35% chance.

Icy rain

The high temperatures we're looking at for those days are 37 for Rochester, 38 for Minneapolis, and 39 for St. Paul. The lows are 31 for Rochester and Minneapolis, and 32 for St. Paul.

So when the rain comes down, it will likely make the roads pretty nasty later on since we'll be right on the cusp of freezing.

Keep an eye on next week's weather and the road conditions on our free app.

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