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Excessive heat warning issued for Twin Cities, heat advisory for most of southern Minnesota

Oh geez.

Update - 7:45 a.m. Saturday

The excessive heat watch has been upgraded to a warning for the 7-county metro area. 

Original story 7 p.m. Friday

Is it just me or is it gettin' hot in herre? 

Nelly would be proud of that opening line. But it really is getting hot and tropical humidity will make it feel like it's close to 100 degrees in southern Minnesota on Saturday and over 100 degrees in parts of the state on Sunday. 


For the seven county metro area, Saturday will be a scorcher with a heat index – what the heat and humidity make it feel like it outside – of near 100 degrees, and as high as 105 on Sunday. 

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"Heat illness is a threat at these temperatures. Active people outdoors should stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and take breaks inside or in the shade," says the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities. 

Areas of southern Minnesota could get a bit a break from the heat on Sunday if – and only if – storms that roll through northwest into central parts of the state on Saturday night drift southward on Sunday morning. That could lead to extended cloud cover, which would limit the sun's ability to turn us into a melting pot. 

Beyond Sunday an active weather pattern sets up with potential for heavy rain, warm temps and even severe weather through Wednesday. Beyond Wednesday is unpredictable, but it'll either stay active or dry up a bit for the Fourth of July weekend. 

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