It might get up to 50 degrees on Friday

Record-breaking temps are possible.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

This may make Wednesday's bitter-cold temperatures not seem so bad.

The forecast shows it could get up to 50 degrees on Friday as an area of high pressure moves into the region.

The National Weather Service says highs Friday will be in the lower 30s in northern Minnesota and the middle to upper 40s in southern Minnesota, with a few places in southwestern Minnesota possibly hitting the 50-degree mark.

Temperatures like this will be close to breaking some records, but the National Weather Service says we'll probably come up just short of the record high of 49 degrees set in the Twin Cities back in 1877. The record high in St. Cloud for Friday is 47, set in 1977.

Friday's warm temps are also on trend with the warmer-than-average winter we've been having in Minnesota this year. The weather service says this winter is in the "mild" category:

As for this weekend's forecast, temperatures will drop back into the 30s. There will be a few chances for some snow showers, but no major accumulation is expected, the weather service says.

The average high for this time of year in Minneapolis is in the upper 20s, AccuWeather says.

Next Up

high school football

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.

CJ-AHyggeHoliday-Photo2

With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

peterson fischbach

Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

Zimmer and Hunter

Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

The coach also said Dalvin Cook should return from injury this week.

magazines

60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

Screen Shot 2020-10-28 at 10.30.23 AM

The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

billy's on grand

Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.

ambulance

1 dead in early Wednesday crash on Interstate 694

The 28-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

Related