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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Today’s going to feel so uncomfortable, you won’t remember the last time it seemed so blazing hot. Oh wait, it was just yesterday.

That’s right, high temperatures will once again feel like they’ve been given a major boost by high dewpoints. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak expects that the heat index should feel as high as 115 degrees both Monday and Tuesday.

Skies should be mostly sunny on Monday, as well, which should create a potentially dangerous weather situation.

Regions Hospital said three patients with heat-related illnesses visited the ER Monday. The hospital did not comment on their condition, but did say that a total of eight people have visited the ER since the heat wave began with conditions ranging from dehydration to heat exhaustion.

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday. The hot and humid conditions will lead to a heightened risk of heat-related stress and illnesses.

Residents are urged to take extra precautions if they work or will be spending time outside. Strenuous outdoor activities should be rescheduled to early morning or late evening.

Other precautions include wearing lightweight or loose fitting clothing and drinking plenty of water.

Regions Hospital said four people have been hospitalized due to heat-related illness, ranging from dehydration to heat exhaustion.

Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville also saw four people Monday morning for heat problems, but all were treated and released.

The Aquatennial tennis classic was delayed due to the extreme heat — high humidity left the court sopping wet. Organizers had to towel up the court to keep players from slipping. Matches were scheduled to restart at 10:30 a.m.

“I remember two years ago at this tournament, we had players in towels and blankets because it was 50 degrees. So this is the opposite end of it,” Aquatennial tournament director Lisa Mushett said. “But it’s summer in Minnesota, we’re just happy that it’s sunny and people can get out and enjoy the weather because the cold stuff is coming soon.”

Organizers said they asked the players if they’d prefer to play indoors but they insisted on staying outside. Additional breaks will be inserted into the matches, plus plenty of water will be on hand.

Medical crews at Target Field were kept busier than usual on Sunday with a number of people needing treatment for heat-related issues.

Kevin Smith, executive director of public affairs for the Minnesota Twins, said most of the people seeking treatment were elderly.

There will be many precautions in place for Monday’s double header, including water stations around the stadium. There is a game at noon and another at 7 p.m.

Watch the Noon Weather Report:

Below is a list from the National Weather Service of observed heat indices in the last 24 hours as of 8:35 a.m. Monday:

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…ANOKA COUNTY…

1 E COON RAPIDS (910 FT)(APRSWXNET) 423 PM JUL 17 109 F
2 NW ANOKA (872 FT)(APRSWXNET) 133 PM JUL 17 109 F
1 SW BLAINE (912 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 1250 PM JUL 17 111 F
1 WNW COON RAPIDS (864 FT)(AWS) 109 PM JUL 17 112 F
6 WNW FOREST LAKE (899 FT)(RAWS) 106 PM JUL 17 114 F

…CARVER COUNTY…

1 WSW WACONIA (1012 FT)(AWS) 334 PM JUL 17 104 F
3 S CARVER (845 FT)(RAWS) 149 PM JUL 17 111 F
1 ESE WATERTOWN (971 FT)(APRSWXNET) 115 PM JUL 17 114 F

…DAKOTA COUNTY…

2 WSW SOUTH SAINT PAUL (995 FT)(MNDOT) 856 AM JUL 17 105 F
3 E APPLE VALLEY (1005 FT)(AWS) 434 PM JUL 17 106 F
1 W HASTINGS (752 FT)(AWS) 304 PM JUL 17 107 F
2 NNE EAGAN (820 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 133 PM JUL 17 107 F
2 SE MENDOTA HEIGHTS (866 FT)(AWS) 429 PM JUL 17 108 F
3 WSW FARMINGTON (958 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 230 PM JUL 17 108 F
1 SW WEST SAINT PAUL (1023 FT)(AWS) 429 PM JUL 17 109 F
SOUTH SAINT PAUL (783 FT)(AWS) 214 PM JUL 17 109 F
1 ESE FARMINGTON (900 FT)(AWS) 309 PM JUL 17 110 F
2 NE LAKEVILLE (984 FT)(APRSWXNET) 313 PM JUL 17 111 F
2 SW EAGAN (964 FT)(APRSWXNET) 147 PM JUL 17 111 F
2 NNW INVER GROVE HEIGHT (938 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1230 PM JUL 17 112 F
2 ESE FARMINGTON (891 FT)(AWS) 309 PM JUL 17 116 F
2 WNW CANNON FALLS (837 FT)(APRSWXNET) 116 PM JUL 17 116 F
2 WSW APPLE VALLEY (1021 FT)(AWS) 314 PM JUL 17 116 F

…HENNEPIN COUNTY…

1 WNW EDEN PRAIRIE (910 FT)(AWS) 819 AM JUL 18 88 F
RICHFIELD (886 FT)(AWS) 159 PM JUL 17 94 F
3 NE ROGERS (869 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1233 PM JUL 17 97 F
2 SSE OSSEO (899 FT)(AWS) 444 PM JUL 17 101 F
1 WSW BLOOMINGTON (868 FT)(AWS) 339 PM JUL 17 102 F
1 NE MINNEAPOLIS (850 FT)(AWS) 434 PM JUL 17 105 F
1 W BROOKLYN PARK (853 FT)(APRSWXNET) 135 PM JUL 17 105 F
1 W MAPLE GROVE (937 FT)(AWS) 329 PM JUL 17 107 F
FLYING CLOUD ASOS (905 FT)(ASOS) 353 PM JUL 17 108 F
MINNEAPOLIS ASOS (836 FT)(ASOS) 510 PM JUL 17 108 F
CRYSTAL ASOS (869 FT)(ASOS) 353 PM JUL 17 109 F
1 WSW THE LAKE MINNETONK (981 FT)(APRSWXNET) 220 PM JUL 17 111 F
1 NNW MINNEAPOLIS (862 FT)(AWS) 200 PM JUL 17 112 F
1 WSW ROBBINSDALE (2854 FT)(APRSWXNET) 448 PM JUL 17 113 F
1 N SAINT LOUIS PARK (914 FT)(APRSWXNET) 148 PM JUL 17 115 F
2 ESE SAINT LOUIS PARK (911 FT)(AWS) 419 PM JUL 17 115 F
4 ENE SAINT BONIFACIUS (1010 FT)(APRSWXNET) 116 PM JUL 17 115 F
4 ESE RICHFIELD (833 FT)(MNDOT) 136 PM JUL 17 115 F
2 ESE COLUMBIA HEIGHTS (979 FT)(AWS) 444 PM JUL 17 116 F
1 SW THE LAKE MINNETONK (1053 FT)(APRSWXNET) 117 PM JUL 17 119 F

…RAMSEY COUNTY…

2 N WEST SAINT PAUL (724 FT)(AWS) 504 PM JUL 17 107 F
1 WSW MAHTOMEDI (976 FT)(AWS) 444 PM JUL 17 108 F
SAINT PAUL ASOS (685 FT)(ASOS) 1253 PM JUL 17 111 F
1 WSW ARDEN HILLS (910 FT)(AWS) 159 PM JUL 17 112 F
1 S MOUNDS VIEW (904 FT)(AWS) 404 PM JUL 17 115 F
2 ESE ROSEVILLE (964 FT)(APRSWXNET) 447 PM JUL 17 115 F
1 NW NORTH SAINT PAUL (981 FT)(APRSWXNET) 425 PM JUL 17 116 F

…SCOTT COUNTY…

2 NW CREDIT RIVER (954 FT)(APRSWXNET) 134 PM JUL 17 105 F
1 E SAVAGE (889 FT)(APRSWXNET) 206 PM JUL 17 106 F
1 E SAVAGE (889 FT)(APRSWXNET) 206 PM JUL 17 107 F
1 W SHAKOPEE (791 FT)(AWS) 139 PM JUL 17 108 F
2 WSW PRIOR LAKE (970 FT)(APRSWXNET) 301 PM JUL 17 108 F
1 NW SHAKOPEE (800 FT)(APRSWXNET) 133 PM JUL 17 109 F
1 WNW JORDAN (826 FT)(APRSWXNET) 134 PM JUL 17 110 F
1 NNW PRIOR LAKE (938 FT)(APRSWXNET) 130 PM JUL 17 113 F
NEW PRAGUE (1024 FT)(APRSWXNET) 216 PM JUL 17 114 F

…WASHINGTON COUNTY…

2 E LAKE ELMO (935 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 455 PM JUL 17 105 F
4 ESE SOUTH SAINT PAUL (1020 FT)(APRSWXNET) 209 PM JUL 17 109 F
1 SE FOREST LAKE (894 FT)(AWS) 404 PM JUL 17 110 F
6 ENE HUGO (956 FT)(AWS) 159 PM JUL 17 110 F
3 SE LAKE ELMO (899 FT)(AWS) 434 PM JUL 17 111 F
1 WNW COTTAGE GROVE (810 FT)(APRSWXNET) 432 PM JUL 17 112 F
2 S WOODBURY (986 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1256 PM JUL 17 114 F
2 N HASTINGS (2270 FT)(APRSWXNET) 409 PM JUL 17 115 F
LAKE SAINT CROIX BEACH (710 FT)(APRSWXNET) 330 PM JUL 17 116 F

…WRIGHT COUNTY…

2 ESE BUFFALO (967 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 334 PM JUL 17 106 F
1 WNW ROCKFORD (973 FT)(AWS) 334 PM JUL 17 107 F
1 ENE MAPLE LAKE (1026 FT)(OTHER-MTR) 1233 PM JUL 17 108 F
1 W HOWARD LAKE (1108 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1258 PM JUL 17 108 F
2 W COKATO (1055 FT)(AWS) 519 PM JUL 17 111 F
2 ESE MONTICELLO (971 FT)(APRSWXNET) 1257 PM JUL 17 112 F
2 ESE ALBERTVILLE (944 FT)(AWS) 344 PM JUL 17 113 F
1 NNW BUFFALO (1003 FT)(AWS) 330 PM JUL 17 115 F
1 SE CLEARWATER (995 FT)(MNDOT) 257 PM JUL 17 115 F

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