The mercury kept rising Wednesday as the sun attempted to burn off the memory of Monday’s cloudy, windy, 49-degree day.

The National Weather Service reported a high temperature of 82 degrees around 3:30 p.m., which was five degrees shy of the record set in 1986 and the warmest day Duluth has seen this year. The typical high for May 29 is 66 degrees.

The warm and sunny streak should continue through the weekend, with the NWS predicting highs into the 70s and 80s through Sunday (cooler by the lake, of course) with just a slight chance of thunderstorms.