This is NOT a forecast... these are daily temperature records for MSP Airport.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - After a mild weekend, temperatures will soar back into the upper 40s on Monday, but that’s just the beginning. While there will be a little bit of a midweek cool down, temperatures will skyrocket by the end of the week and this upcoming weekend to levels that we haven’t seen since November.
50s are expected in the Twin Cities metro with 60s possible in southern Minnesota, which would be in record territory.
While winter lovers and outdoorsman may not be happy, the rest of the state will likely be rejoicing. Whatever snow remains will be dwindling fast and ice on lakes will be melting like butter in a microwave. While the ice on northern Minnesota lakes is still fairly “safe”, ALL lakes and ponds area wide will likely be unsafe for most activities by the end of this upcoming weekend, which is a good 4 to 6 weeks earlier than normal.
It may only be the middle of February, but we’re about to get a big taste of April.