If you thought Saturday felt more like September than November, you were right. Shortly before 4 p.m., the temperature hit 73, breaking the record of 71, which was set in 2001.
Typically, the Twin Cities experience that kind of balmy weather in mid- September, according to the National Weather Service. The normal high for this time of year is 48 degrees. The hottest November day ever recorded in the Twin Cities was Nov. 8, 1999, when the thermometer hit 77.
Records were also set Saturday in Duluth, where the high was 69 (former record 68, in 1975) and Eau Claire, Wis., where the high was 72 (former record 68, in 1924).
Above-average temperatures will linger. Sunday will be another gloriously sunny day, with temperatures in the upper 60s. Clouds, and possibly showers, will return Monday, but highs will remain in the 60s.
Tuesday — Election Day — will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.