MSP sets record high temperature Wednesday

Record highs in April

Record highs in April

The Twin Cities area has broken the record high temperature for the day on Wednesday.

The record temperature for April 12 was set in 1931 at 83 degrees. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow predicted Wednesday morning that temperatures would hit 84 degrees. You can find his full forecast by CLICKING HERE.

For a look at current temperatures, CLICK HERE.

Just before 2:20 p.m., the National Weather Service confirmed Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) reached 84 degrees, setting the new daily mark.

This comes after an 80-degree day on Tuesday, which means most of the snow in the metro area has melted. As the snow melts, cities are preparing for flooding.

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Barlow says the weather will stay warm on Thursday, but to expect to see rain developing Friday and non-severe thunderstorms into the weekend.

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