It's time to bust out the shorts and tank tops because the mercury will be rising in Minnesota this weekend.
After a miserably cold stretch of about 10 days, temperatures will rise into the 40s in parts of southern Minnesota on Saturday, with the forecast high in the Twin Cities expected to reach a blistering 43.
Sunday? 45! That's warmer than it often is for the Minnesota Twins home opener at Target Field in late April or early May. But you know what? That might be underplaying Sunday's high temp, according to the forecast discussion written Friday afternoon why the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities.
"I wouldn't be surprised to see temperatures a bit higher on Sunday afternoon, and possibly Monday," the forecast discussion said.
Believe it or not, it hasn't even been two weeks since the Twin Cities hit 40 degrees. The high temps were 42 and 41 on Dec. 7-8, respectively. The warmest it got in November was 46 degrees on Nov. 16, so there's a legit shot the Twin Cities has its warmest day since it was 56 degrees on Oct. 26.
No big storms are in the forecast through Christmas, although the weather service says confidence for anything beyond Dec. 25 is very low.
Enjoy the warmth, get some rays and happy holidays!