MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — November typically means it’s time to get the rake out, clean up the yard and get the house ready for the cold winter that’s typically ahead.

But most of us can stay in denial of that, put on the sunglasses and even the shorts for at least another week. We’re going to experience a rare November heat wave this week, with high temperatures that could be 15 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year.

It all starts Monday as we should have a partly cloudy day with a high in the middle-60s. The overnight low will be in the upper 40s, and the normal lows this time of year are usually around freezing.

It gets even warmer as we hit the middle of the week. We should have a high in the upper 60s on Tuesday, but it will be windy at about 10 to 20 miles per hour. Wednesday could be record-breaking warmth as we should have mostly sunny skies and a high of around 70. The record-high temperature is 71 degrees, which was set back in 2001, so we’ll flirt with a record-high.

Things will get closer to normal in time for the weekend as we’ll have a high in the low 50s on Thursday with a chance for rain early in the day. Friday and Saturday will bring more sun and highs in the upper 40s.

If you have a chance to get outside, the early part of the week is the time to do it.

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