You have heard the saying a million times: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. That will certainly be the case Friday, when dew points are expected to be in the 70s. So, what is dew point? Humidity is moisture in the air and there are two ways to measure it. One is dew point and another is relative humidity.
It’s not too hard to find the words to describe the Twin Cities’ weather over the past few days. “Sticky,” said one person. “Hot and steamy,” said another. “Clammy,” another said.
Mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the dew point hit 82 degrees at MSP airport. That breaks the old record of 81 degrees.
Severe thunderstorms came — and went — through the metro area, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and hail.