Minnesota in line for a couple of 90-degree days, strong storms this week

Thursday looks to be the hottest, stormiest day of the bunch.
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After a gorgeous day Tuesday with temps hovering close to 80 degrees, the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota are in for blast of heat, humidity and multiple chances of storms. 

The forecast discussion from the National Weather Service Twin Cities says it'll be "very warm and humid" with afternoon heat indexes up to 95 degrees Wednesday through Friday. 

Actual daytime highs are expected to be into the 90s in west-central Minnesota. In the Twin Cities, highs Wednesday will be in the mid-80s followed by low-90s Thursday and Friday, and close to 90 again on Saturday. 

The hottest day of the bunch will be Thursday, the NWS predicts, while noting that heat indices could approach 100 if the day starts and stays mostly sunny. 

There's also a chance of storms, some of which could be on the strong side, each night Wednesday through Friday, with the best chance for severe storms in the afternoon and evening Thursday and Friday. 

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As for the immediate future, MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner expects a couple of waves of storms to rumble across southern Minnesota on Wednesday. 

The Storm Prediction Center has much of northern and western Minnesota under a marginal risk for severe storms on Friday. 

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As for Monday, Memorial Day, it's almost a week out but currently looks like it'll be sunny with highs in the 80s. 

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