MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Enjoy the sun and average temperatures as we start the week, because it’s going to get hot.

Dangerously hot. It could be so hot that parts of Minnesota could see 100-degree temperatures later this week and it will feel even hotter.

Most of central, western and southern Minnesota will be under an Excessive Heat Watch from Wednesday through Friday. High temperatures during that time are expected to be in the upper 90s, and with it comes high humidity levels so it will feel sticky on top of the heat.

Thursday appears to be the hottest day of the week as some parts of Minnesota could see a high of 100 degrees. Heat indexes throughout the watch are expected to be between 105 and 110 degrees.

If you’re outside during that time, you’re encouraged to take every precaution necessary to avoid excessive heat. That means drinking plenty of water and taking breaks from being outside when you can. City pools will be busy, and make sure your air conditioners are working.

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