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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s now one for the record books. The temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Wednesday reached a record-breaking 101 degrees.

The Twin Cities hadn’t seen triple digits since 1949, but by late Wednesday afternoon, the Metro endured a historic 101 degrees on Independence Day.

According to WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman, this also marks only the fourth time in two decades that temperatures have reached the century mark in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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With the heat index, temperatures feel closer to 105 or 110 degrees outside. The National Weather Service has almost the entire state under either an excessive heat warning or a heat advisory.

Thursday should bring more of the same, possibly surpassing the conditions reached for the Independence Day holiday. High temperatures should again reach 100 degrees, and the heat index should feel in excess of 110 degrees.

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