Posted at 8:02 AM on March 31, 2010
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Springtime
Did you feel it?
We hit 75 degrees in the Twin Cities Tuesday afternoon. 70s were common in most of the southern half of Minnesota Tuesday. This marks the first 70 degree readings of the year and the first since last September 27th.
The 70 degree warmth on March 30th comes about two weeks ahead of schedule. The average date for the first 70 degree day in the metro is April 12th. That puts us about 2 weeks ahead of the curve this year. Last year we hit 70 for the first time on April 16th.
Tuesday's 75 degree reading is about two months ahead of schedule. 75 is the average high for May 30th!
It looks like our weather winning streak will continue today and Thursday with highs in the 70s again. Showers and a few thunderstorms may slide through Friday into Saturday, but the heaviest rains may stay south.
Temperatures will cool down this weekend into the 50s, but it looks like temps will remain above average for the next 6 to 10 days.