MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Have you forgotten what real heat feels like? You are about to get a reminder.
The Twin Cities could even break temperature records on Tuesday. And, for a change of pace, those records aren’t on the low end of the spectrum.
Heat and humidity are both moving into the state on Tuesday, and WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak is predicting temperatures to flirt with record levels.
The standing record for this day is 90 degrees, which was set in 1987. Augustyniak said it’s possible the Twin Cities could top out at or above that level by this evening.
With the heat and humidity comes the threat for some severe storms, which could move into the area late this afternoon into the evening. Augustyniak said the storms should mainly develop along and north of Interstate 94.
Wednesday should remain pretty hot, with the threat for thunderstorms more widespread. Thursday should roll back into the upper 70s, and the Twin Cities should once again be back into the upper 60s going into the weekend.
Augustyniak said early indications are for next week to be sunny and dry.