Minnesota is blazing hot, literally

Jill Jensen

Today’s temperature surpassed the normal high by 20 degrees, according to the Star Tribune, and has some officials worried about fires.

While two years ago, the high on Oct. 12 was only 36 degrees, temperatures like Tuesday’s high of 84 degrees are expected to continue through Thursday, a climatologist told the Star Tribune.

“October is a transitional month,” he said.

While most Minnesotans are out enjoying the summer weather, officials are concerned that the hot, dry, windy weather will spark wildfires.

A drought in southern and northern Minnesota is moving closer to the Twin Cities as the temperature reaches almost-record breaking highs, the Star Tribune reported.