It's been another balmy (for November) week in the Twin Cities. And with this set to continue, the metro area is heading toward its latest freeze on record.
If the mercury doesn't dip to 32 degrees or below by the end of Monday, the Twin Cities will break a 116-year-old record for the latest fall freeze since records began in 1872. Needless to say, other parts of the state have already experienced freezing weather. Just over a week ago, temps in the Duluth area dropped to the low 20s, with Embarrass reaching 18.
The Twin Cities had its latest fall on record in 1900, when it didn't dip to 32 degrees until Nov. 7.
And judging by the National Weather Service's forecast for this weekend, that record will likely be broken.
The Twin Cities is set for another unusually warm weekend. It will feel more like early October than early November, the NWS says, with daytime temperatures of 60-70 on Friday and Saturday, 60-65 on Sunday, and 55-60 on Monday.
Overnight temperatures are expected to stay above freezing, with Friday the chillest night at 35-40 degrees.
Weather stations at Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (36f), Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie (34), St. Paul downtown airport (34) and Vadnais Lake Coop in Vadnais Heights (34) have not reached freezing point so far this fall.
FOX 9 pointed out that other major northern cities including Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago haven't hit 32 degrees either.
WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman reported not only is the Twin Cities expected to be freezing by now, Nov. 4 is also the average date of the metro area's first snowfall of greater than 0.1 inches.