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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Like the title of Stevie Wonder’s album said, “Hotter Than July.” Only in this case, July’s going to prove hot enough.

According to WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak, Thursday’s cool, rainy conditions are set to take a big U-turn going into the weekend.

A heat wave is expected bring high temperatures in the high 90s over the weekend, but the air will be juicy enough to make it feel more like 110 degrees on Sunday. By Monday, the air could feel closer to 120 degrees.

The high temperatures should be in the mid to upper 90s for most of the week, with dewpoints hovering in the lower 80s.

“That is dangerous, there’s no way around it,” said Augustyniak. “It really is a big problem if you don’t have air conditioning, especially for our elderly neighbors.”

Experts recommend wearing lightweight clothing and drinking enough water during times of extreme heat. Try to drink 5 to 7 ounces every 15-20 minutes, especially if you’re working outside.

There could also be a chance for thunderstorms on both Friday and Saturday as the heat and moisture move in.

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