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Twin Cities experiences its hottest Feb. 27 on record

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Temperature records are tumbling on Saturday as an unseasonably warm February day is seeing the mercury approach the 60s.

The National Weather Service says a new record temperature was set for Feb. 27 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with a temperature of 56 degrees recorded just after 12:45 p.m.

This beats the previous recorded maximum temperature in the Twin Cities of 54 degrees – set on this day 120 years ago, in 1896.

The weather service temperatures are still rising and are likely to rise beyond 56 degrees Saturday afternoon.

It's already hit 60 degrees in Canby, Minnesota, according to Aeris Weather Meteorologist D.J. Kayser.

https://twitter.com/dkayserwx/status/703651856145223680

A wave of warmer weather is seeing temperature records being set across the country, you can see the full list of today's records here courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It won't last though. Daytime temperatures will dip to the lower 40s in the south of the state, with rain likely, and in the mid 20s in the north with snow a possibility.

Monday will be similar, the NOAA says, but then it will fall to around 25 in the south of the state and around 15 in the north on Tuesday.

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