Skip to main content

For first time since October, Twin Cities top 70 degrees

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Forget about April: Just in time for May, spring has arrived in Minnesota.

The Pioneer Press reports that the temperatures in the Twin Cities topped 70 degrees Friday for the first time since Oct. 21, when the high was 70 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, the afternoon high at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 72 degrees at 5:09 p.m., a mark 9 degrees above average.

Lucky for Minnesotans, more 70-degree-plus temps are on the way for the weekend.

WCCO is predicting highs of 72 and 73 for Saturday and Sunday, as does the Star Tribune.

KARE is forecasting highs of 72 and 75 for Saturday and Sunday, while KSTP is calling for high temps of 73 and 75.

KMSP is the most optimistic with projected highs of 75 and 76 for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The spring weather comes after a unusually winter-like April in the state with 17.9 inches of snow, the Pioneer Press says.

Next Up

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.


Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.


Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.


Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.


For second time this week, Twin Cities hits 100 degrees

Following a record high of 101 degrees on the 4th of July, the Twin Cities metro area has been blasted with another 100-degree day. Despite a forecast of a 90 degree day by the National Weather Service Thursday morning, the temperature at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hit 100 degrees by 3 p.m.