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Grab your jacket: Record-setting temps possible for derby, All-Star Game

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If you're heading to the Home Run Derby at Target Field Monday night, don't forget your jacket.

Although it's the middle of July, temperatures will feel more like it's October as highs struggle to reach the mid-60s Monday. Skies are expected to become mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with the chance of spotty showers throughout the afternoon and early evening, the National Weather Service says.

Lows overnight will hover around 50 degrees in the metro, and upper 40s in most of the state, KARE 11 says.

Monday's high temperature could set a record for coolest high temperature – the record is 68 degrees set in 1884, KARE 11 reports. The coolest high temperature in all of July was 58 degrees set on July 4, 1967, the news station says.

All-Star Game forecast

Highs for Tuesday's All-Star Game will still be cooler than normal, but are expected to climb into the lower 70s, KARE 11 says. While meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on the Star Tribune's weather blog that weather models show temperatures will be 66 degrees at the time of the first pitch, and fall to 60 degrees by 11 p.m.

He added that he expects "a few snarky comments about the chill from TV announcers." Paul Huttner agreed, writing on on MPR News' Updraft blog "Minnesota's reputation as the frozen tundra will get a boost this week ... I can already hear the teeth chattering comments from national media."

Tuesday's temperatures could set another record. If the first-pitch temperature is cooler than 68 degrees, it could set a record for the coldest All-Star Game on record, Huttner says. Douglas notes since 1980, there have been four games with documented first-pitch temperatures of 68 degrees.

While a Texas weather blog, the State of Occlusion, identifies seven previous All-Star Games that averaged 65 degrees or cooler.

And as those out-of-towners leave the Land of 10,000 Lakes, temperatures will climb closer to 80 degrees by Wednesday and Thursday, KARE 11 says.

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