Will the Twin Cities hit 70 degrees for the third day in a row?


Reminder: it's November.

With two straight days of 70-degree weather in the Twin Cities, you'd almost think it was spring, maybe early summer. And with another warm day ahead, it could be more than just a noticeable warm-up .

The National Weather Service says if Minneapolis hits 70 degrees on Wednesday, it'll be the first time in 40 years the city has seen three days in a row of such warm temps in November.

How likely is this? It's a strong maybe right now.

The high for Minneapolis on Wednesday is expected to be 68 degrees, the Weather Channel tells us. Just 2 degrees short of matching that 40-year mark.

This week, it turns out, is already one for the "unusual" books however. According to the Pioneer Press, the last time the metro area saw 70-degree temperatures in November was in 2008.

Now to bring down even more rain (literally) on your warm weather-loving parade, but expect rain Thursday in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service says.

The Weather Channel forecasts a sunny outlook for the rest of the week and through Sunday, but the temperatures will drop from the mid-60s on Thursday all the way to the mid-40s over the weekend.

The moral of the story? Enjoy what you have while you still have it.

Here's a quick look at what's expected across the state.

Northwest MN

A little bit of sun, notably in west-central Minnesota where temps could get above 60 degrees. Otherwise, expects temps in the 40s and 50s. Rain showers will pick up this evening in the Devils Lake basin and move east overnight. An isolated thunderstorm overnight is possible along and east of a line from Wahpeton to Park Rapids. Thursday night, we could see a wintry mix.

Northeast MN

A morning with fog near Lake Superior, but clearing up throughout the day Wednesday. Along and south of Highway 2, expect sunny skies and warm temperatures reaching into the upper 60s. In Duluth and farther north, it'll likely be cloudier with some occasional drizzle, though there is a slight chance for sun.

Wednesday night, probably more rain and then a cold front moves in.

Southeast MN

Wednesday may be the last call for a warm day, with temperatures climbing to around 70 degrees. Showers and storms roll in Thursday though, with a cold front in tow. That'll lead into cooler, more-normal November weather for the weekend.

Southwest MN

Highs in the 60s to lower 70s Thursday, with a little bit of cloud cover during the day. Tonight into Thursday, a cold front will move eastward across the region, bringing cooler temps, rain and a chance of thunderstorms.

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