MINNEAPOLIS — Tuesday and Wednesday are NEXT Weather Alert Days due to extreme heat.
An excessive heat warning goes into effect at 11 a.m. Tuesday for the southern half of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities. The warning applies until 10 p.m. on Wednesday. In central Minnesota, a heat advisory will be in effect for the same period.
The maximums are in the mid-90s both days, with the subway reaching about 97. It is possible that the Twin Cities will hit record daily highs. Dew points will also be in the 70s both days, pushing heat indices well above 100. For context, such high dew points are typical in areas like Florida and New Orleans.
These will be the warmest feeling days of the year and possibly the warmest feeling days since 2012, WCCO’s Katie Steiner said.
When the Minnesota State Fair kicks off Thursday, temperatures will be slightly cooler, but still in the 90s, and humidity will drop a bit as well.
A cold front will pass through Thursday evening, paving the way for a beautiful weekend with highs in the 80s and plenty of sunshine.
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