MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many in the Twin Cities enjoyed the warm, dry conditions over the weekend, but some may wonder if Monday is bringing too much of a good thing.
The warm temperatures are expected to rise into the realm of dangerously hot. Both Hennepin and Ramsey Counties have issued heat advisories for Monday afternoon, indicating conditions may reach excessively hot levels.
WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said high temperatures should reach the mid 90s later this afternoon, but with the humidity, it could feel closer to 100 degrees.
The potential exists for the Twin Cities to break current day records for high temperatures. The current record is 95 degrees in 1987.
The National Weather Service said that during heat advisories, it’s important to drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned spaces if possible and stay out of the sun. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity, as well.
WCCO-TV’s Holly Wagner Reports