Minnesotans get outside to enjoy spring-like weather

ST. PAUL, Minn. - On Sunday, temperatures at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport reached 60 degrees for the first time in 5 ½ months.

The spike in the mercury made for a busy day at Como Park as Minnesotans did their best to enjoy the spring-like weather.

"I've never seen this many people here before," said Noella Dando, of Minnetonka, "I think everyone is so sick of the horrible winter that there's just like-any excuse to get out."

People packed the zoo and conservatory ready to forget an unforgiving winter. Three-year-old Mason and his mom just moved to the Twin Cities this weekend from Virigina Beach, Va.

"Just in time for the beautiful weather," laughed Angel Knuth.

Virgina Beach saw snow this weekend, while the snow in Minnesota continued to melt. The melting might have created rivers and ponds on the sidewalk, but that's a small price to pay for a beautiful day.

Penny Dando brought her grandkids to the see the animals.

"I figured it was going to busy, but I didn't expect this many people," she said.

The crowd didn't bother her granddaughter, Noella, who was more than happy to sit in the sun.

"I thought it was going to be really cold, but it turned out to not really be that cold," she said.

Temperatures are expect to dip below 40 on Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast also includes rain and the chance of snow.

For the full forecast, go to www.kare11.com/story/weather.


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