'Dangerously hot' in the Twin Cities, southern MN on Saturday

An excessive heat warning is in effect.
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Stepping outside on Saturday is going to be a melting-like experience as extreme heat and humidity create dangerous conditions in southern Minnesota. 

An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), and it includes the entire Twin Cities metro area, most of south-central parts of the state and a chunk of southwestern Minnesota, including Marshall. 

It's in these locations that temps will rise into the 90s, while dewpoints increase throughout the day into the 70s – maybe even 80 in some spots. When combined, the heat index – what it actually feels like outside – will easily exceed 100 degrees and more than likely skyrocket towards 110, including in the metro. 

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The weather service urges people to stay out of the sun if possible and to drink plenty of fluids. More from the excessive heat warning text:

"Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

"Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes."

The excessive heat warning is in effect from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. 

Severe thunderstorms are also forecast to develop this afternoon and evening. 

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