The Twin Cities set a date-specific high temperature record on Wednesday with a temperature of 75 degrees.
The temperature was three degrees hotter than the previous Nov. 2 record, which was established in 1978. Nearly 77 degrees were reached on November 1, 1933, and November 8, 1999, the two hottest November days ever recorded at the Twin Cities weather station.
Warm southern winds are traveling further north than typical due to a ridge in the upper atmosphere over the northern United States and an advancing weather system from the west, according to the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen. The typical high temperature on this date is 50 degrees. Monday’s Halloween was the hottest in 22 years.
There is a risk of showers Thursday evening and the whole weekend along with continued breezy breezes. In the Twin Cities, Thursday’s high is predicted to be 72. Through the weekend, it is predicted that daytime highs will be in the mid to upper 40s and nighttime lows will be in the upper 30s or low 40s.