MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities metro will be under a heat advisory Thursday afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service says the advisory will begin at 1 p.m. and last through 8 p.m. Heat indices of up to 95 degrees are expected.

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The advisory affects the following counties: Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, and Dakota.

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Those exercising or working outside are encouraged to take breaks often, drink plenty of water and spend time in the shade, as heat-related illnesses are a threat.

The hot, sticky weather is expected to last through the holiday weekend and extend into next week, with temperatures upwards of 90 degrees.

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Typically for this time of year, temperatures in the Twin Cities are in the low 80s.