(FOX 9) - Monday marked an especially warm October day across Minnesota, with areas like St. Paul and Golden Valley reaching 80 degrees.
With a high of 79° at MSP Airport, the Twin Cities official climate site sees the warmest temperature this late in the season since 2003. Although, we did NOT hit a record high for the day which is 87° set back in 1950.
Several cities across Minnesota reached 80 degrees or higher on Oct. 18.
Throughout the day, most of state remained in the 70s, but about a dozen cities hit the 80s, including St. Paul, Cottage Grove, Prior Lake and Golden Valley.
More 70s are expected Tuesday before our big cooldown begins Wednesday