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SIOUX CITY | A record high temperature was reached Thursday in Sioux City, and the warming trend will continue for many days.

In what is atypical for late November, the warm spell comes during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend that many Siouxland people are enjoying with family events and shopping.  Daily high temperatures are forecast to be above 50 degrees each day through Tuesday.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said a new record high was reached for Nov. 23 in Sioux City, when the temperature reached 63 degrees. However, the warm day didn't reach a new mark for any Thanksgiving Day ever, which was set in 2011 with 67 degrees.

The Friday temperature moved past 50 degrees by 10 a.m. in Sioux City, and the forecast high is for 65 degrees on a sunny and windy day. The normal high temperature in Sioux City for Nov. 24 is 40 degrees, and the record high is 68, set in 1990.

The forecast is for three consecutive sunny days, when the predicted highs are 52 degrees on Saturday, 56 on Sunday and 62 on Monday.

Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high of 50 degrees.

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