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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A record-high temperature for January was set early Tuesday afternoon as we hit 50 degrees across the Twin Cities metro area.

Several cities across the metro are also reporting temperatures above the 50 degree mark, breaking the old record of 49 degrees that was set back in 1990. Whatever snow that’s still left is quickly melting, and there was even one metro elementary school where kids were playing football outside during their lunch recess without jackets on.

The calendar says it’s Jan. 10, but it feels more like early April. The average high for this time of year is 23 degrees, while the average low is nine degrees. WCCO-TV Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said it’s possible some spots around the metro could hit 60 on Tuesday.

warm weather photo Twin Cities Hits A Record 50 Degrees

(credit: Brian in Canby)

Enjoy it while you can, because changes are in store. The low tonight will get to just above freezing, and temperatures will be in the teens by Thursday. There’s also a chance for some snow on Wednesday. Augustyniak said it’s likely to not be more than an inch or two.

Stay with wcco.com for all the latest weather updates.

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