Yes, it's 51 degrees and thundering in the Twin Cities – on Nov. 28 - Bring Me The News

Yes, it's 51 degrees and thundering in the Twin Cities – on Nov. 28

And expect the rain to continue.
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Is it really the end of November?

Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-40s to the lower 50s across Minnesota Monday, according to the National Weather Service. That's about 15-20 degrees above average for this time of year, but will likely not set a record (the current record is in the upper 50s), the weather service notes.

Here's a look at the temperature forecast for Minnesota Monday:

 Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

Temperatures were above freezing in Minnesota Sunday night as well, which kept the precipitation as rain for much of Minnesota. Areas in northeastern Minnesota picked up more than an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, the National Weather Service's website shows.

Thunder, hail today

Expect occasional rain in central Minnesota Monday – and you may even hear some thunder. The National Weather Service says isolated thunderstorms are possible during the late morning and afternoon, especially along and east of Interstate 35.

Thunder and lightning was reported in Minneapolis around 9:20 a.m. Monday as a line of storms that stretched from near Credit River to Janesville moved through the Twin Cities, the weather service says.

Hail was also reported.

How rare is weather like this in late November? The National Weather Service says thunderstorms don't happen all that often, but have become more frequent over the past five years.

Wet weather continues

Wet weather is expected through much of this week, but as temperatures get colder the rain could mix with snow at times through Thursday, the weather service says. Any accumulation looks pretty minor, though, the agency says.

After this weekend, the forecast is hinting that it'll be getting a lot colder.

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