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A motorcyclist in Mankato, Minn., rides past a sign flashing a record-breaking 100 degrees, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Just two weeks ago, some parts of south-central Minnesota were digging out from 15 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Mankato Free Press, John Cross)

Record temps in southern Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.

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The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.

The National Weather Service says the Twin Cities reached a record high of 98 at 3:25 p.m. The previous record of 95 was set in 1932.

Wednesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies across Minnesota, with highs ranging from 70 to 80.

At 6 p.m., it was 75 degrees in the Bemidji area, and the forecast calls for highs in the mid 70s the next two days.

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