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

We had an historic blizzard like two weeks ago.
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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

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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. 

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