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Shorts weather! Record high temperatures predicted for Twin Cities on Sunday

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It could be shorts weather in the Twin Cities tomorrow as temperatures are set to climb to near-record levels, according to meteorologists.

Experts predict that the metro area is in for a sunny and unseasonably warm weekend, and the National Weather Service has suggested it could reach as high as 71 on Sunday.

According to Accuweather, this would break the highest temperature ever recorded in the Twin Cities on March 15, back in 1927 when it reached 69.

Hopefully there won't be a repeat of Thursday, when predictions of 70-plus temperatures failed to materialize because of cloud cover.

There will be similarly high temperatures in the rest of Minnesota as well, with Weather Underground predicting a high of 69 in Alexandria, 67 in Brainerd and 68 in Rochester.

It's hard to believe that less than a month ago, Minnesota was experiencing wind chills as low as 45 below. But the sudden upturn in the weather has even seen golf courses in parts of the state open up after frost started clearing up from the ground.

Minnesotans should make the most of the warm weather this weekend, as temperatures will dip going into Tuesday, though thankfully not by too much, with 50s expected through much of the week.

"It will turn cooler early next week, but remain quite mild for this time of the year," Accuweather's Andy Mussoline said.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire warning for the southwest of Minnesota, along the Interstate 90 corridor, with low humidity and strong southwest winds expected to raise hazard levels on Sunday afternoon.

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