60 degrees on Black Friday? Twin Cities breaks temperature record

The Twin Cities and St. Cloud hit record highs for Nov. 24
Both the Twin Cities and St. Cloud hit record highs for Nov. 24, according to the National Weather Service. Here, Lake Harriet in Minneapolis in fall.
Bridget Bennett | MPR News file

If it seems warm (like really, extra warm), you're onto something.

This Black Friday marked temperature records in at least two areas of Minnesota.

Early Friday, the Twin Cities hit 50 degrees for the first time this month, according to measurements at the international airport.

Then later in the day, temps reached 60 degrees.

St. Cloud set a record high for the day, too.

The lack of snow cover in southern and central Minnesota is part of why temperatures were able to climb so high, MPR News meteorologist Ron Trenda reported Friday morning.

However, the northeast part of the state isn't so balmy. Rain is in the forecast for later Friday, and snowflakes could mix into the rainfall.

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