Parts of MN hit 80 degrees – it hasn't been this warm since Oct.


It's still only April, but Saturday's temperatures climbed to 80 degrees in parts of Minnesota. That's the warmest it's been in six months.

According to KEYC's Mark Tarello, temperatures were highest in the Twin Cities metro area and along the southern Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

Highs in the southern half of the state reached the upper 70s, with the exception of the southwestern corner, where temps peaked in the low 70s.

Temperatures were also a bit lower in the northern half of the state, which also had highs in the low 70s.

Meanwhile, in the northwestern corner, some areas' highs were only in the 40s.

So while most Minnesotans were able to break out the shorts and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, those in the Grand Forks area had to bundle up under an umbrella.

According to the National Weather Service, the area has already been hit with some rain, and more showers are expected to continue into early next week.

Cooler weather and rain will move further east on Sunday, creating some rainy conditions for Duluth, the NWS says. Highs are expected to be in the 60s.

Meanwhile, the Twin Cities and southern parts of the state will continue to enjoy warmer weather and highs in the 70s through Monday.

Then on Tuesday, cooler temps and rain will impact southern parts of the state. Rain will continue through the first half of the week.

The NWS projects parts of southwestern Minnesota could see up to an inch of rain by Wednesday.

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