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Weather Blog: Heat Wave

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I’m sure a lot of folks were happy to see clouds block the sun for part of Sunday afternoon. The clouds kept our temperatures from peaking higher than they did.

We still popped into the 90s and our dew point touched 81 degrees late in the afternoon. That is about as high as the dew point ever gets in the Twin Cities.

Our weather will be very hot and muggy the next several days. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until late Wednesday for much of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities.

Afternoon and early evening heat indexes of 105 or greater are expected and overnight lows will only drop into the upper 70s to lower 80s in many spots. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible, so we’ll have to limit strenuous outdoor activities and it would be a good idea to check on your friends or relatives that don’t have air conditioning.

You can go to our Heat Resources Page for tips on coping with this heat wave. A few scattered thunderstorms could glide across Minnesota and Wisconsin at times the next couple of days. You can get the latest weather information here at WCCO.com and on WCCO-TV and NewsRadio 830 WCCO.

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