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Weather Blog: Steamy Until Thursday

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Our Monday afternoon high temperature in the Twin Cities was 98 degrees, three degrees short of the record for this date. Factor in the dewpoint at the time and you had a heat index of 112 degrees.

I’m not surprised that some folks left the Twins game early.

Our weather will be very hot and muggy right through Wednesday. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until Wednesday evening for much of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities metro area. 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.

Click on “Links and Numbers” on our main WCCO.com webpage for tips on coping with this heat wave; you can also find the warning signs for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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 Newsradio830wcco.

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