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Twin Cities could reach 80 degrees for the first time in 8 months this week

Temps could reach 80 in the metro later this week.

It's been so long since Minnesotans have experienced summer-like heat and humidity that many of us are starting to wonder if it'll ever happen. 

It will, and it'll likely happen this week as temperatures rise into the 70s and possibly topple the 80-degree mark late in the week. Here's this week's balmy forecast, brought to you by Pet Evolution

Mother's Day will be mostly cloudy and cool with a chance of spotty showers in eastern parts of Minnesota. Monday starts to warm with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s and then we start to enjoy the 70s we've all been patiently waiting for. 

Tuesday's forecast high in the Twin Cities is 72, followed by 74 on Wednesday and then some models are suggesting highs in the low 80s Thursday-Saturday. 

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When was the last time the Twin Cities reached 80 degrees?

We got close April 20 when the temp reached 78, but nope, April was an 80-less month. Same goes for March, February, January, December, November and October. 

That leads us to our most recent 80-degree day: Sept. 17, 2018, when it was 81. 

If the temp reaches 80 on Thursday, it'll put an end to a steak of 242 days of sub-80 temps. That's exactly eight months from start to finish. 

More good news: Outside of spotty showers on Sunday, the forecast looks mostly dry until rain chances return with the heat and humidity on Thursday and Friday. 

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