Minneapolis will reach 80 degrees for the first time in more than 200 days

We had an historic blizzard like two weeks ago.
Publish date:

Thirteen days ago Minnesotans were digging out from an epic blizzard, and on Monday we'll top 80 degrees for the first time in a very long time. 

Brace yourself, the answer to how long its been since the last 80-degree day in Minneapolis is going to hurt: Sep. 24, 2017. 

That was 218 days ago, when it go to 90 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the official tracking site of the Twin Cities. 

According to WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch, this will be the earliest we've hit 80 degrees in three years


Sign up for our daily newsletters

The Twin Cities went from an average daily high temperature of 77 degrees last September to 59 degrees in October, 42 in November, 25 in December, January and February, 40 in March and 46 so far in April. 

Congratulations, Minnesota, you've earned these forecasted high temps on Monday. 

  • 83 - Minneapolis
  • 83 - St. Paul
  • 81 - St. Cloud
  • 83 - Mankato
  • 81 - Marshall
  • 83 - Rochester
  • 78 - Brainerd
  • 77 - Moorhead
  • 73- Duluth

First the heat, then the storms

Actually, some rain is lingering across parts of Minnesota Monday morning, and that'll be followed by a chance for storms Monday night and Tuesday. 

Severe weather is possible tonight, primarily in western Minnesota where slight and marginal risks are in place, respectively. 

There appears to be a slightly better chance for stronger storms on Tuesday across southeast Minnesota. Check back for updates on that. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 5.04.39 PM

St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

Car crash

'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

Devin Weiland

Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

Body storage warehouse

Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.


Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

State Capitol.

Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

Bar beer

Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

scratch lottery ticket

State lottery: Don't give scratch-offs as gifts to minors

The Minnesota Lottery participates in an annual responsible gambling campaign focusing on underage lottery play during the holidays.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

Matt Birk

Ex-Viking Matt Birk confirms interest in future run for governor

The next gubernatorial election in Minnesota is Nov. 8, 2022.


It's been nearly 8 months without 80 degrees in the Twin Cities

Temps could reach 80 in the metro later this week.

lake nokomis, minneapolis

Parts of southern Minnesota could hit 80 degrees on Wednesday

Areas north of the warm front will likely be 20+ degrees cooler.

MSP reaches its earliest 100-degree day in recorded history

It sets multiple records, including the earliest 100-degree reading ever.

How many times has it snowed on Halloween?

The blizzard of 1991 was as rare as it was historic.

Minnesota in line for 90-degree days, strong storms this week

Thursday looks to be the hottest, stormiest day of the bunch.

Unreal 117-degree heat index reported in southern Minnesota

We asked the National Weather Service if it's accurate.

Streak of nearly 5 months without 50 degrees ends this week

It hasn't been 50 degree in the metro since Nov. 1, 2018.