This is how hot it'll be this weekend

Hopefully your A/C is working.
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Hopefully your air conditioner is working – it's going to be hot and sticky this weekend.

The forecast shows it won't be quite as hot as what was predicted a few days ago, but it'll still be in the mid-90s for much of the southern half of the state on Saturday. Here's a map of the high temps:

But it'll feel even hotter thanks to the dew point, which will be in the sticky 60s by Saturday afternoon. That'll make it feel like it's about 100 degrees outside if you're in the southern half of the state. If you're in northern Minnesota, the "feels like" temperature will be in the mid-80s, but still sticky.

This is pretty hot for this time of year. The normal high for June 10 in the Twin Cities is 77 degrees, while Duluth's normal high is 69 degrees.

The National Weather Service also says it'll be windy, and there's a chance for storms Saturday afternoon and evening – especially east of Interstate 35. The Storm Prediction Center is showing the area has a "marginal" risk of severe weather.

A little cooler, storms possible Sunday

It won't be quite as hot on Sunday, with high temperatures ranging from near 90 degrees to the upper 70s. Here's the temperature map:

The dew point on Sunday will be in the 50s and 60s, so it'll still feel pretty sticky outside.

Sunday is expected to be stormier than Saturday. Heavy rain (up to 2.5 inches) and flash flooding will be possible, the National Weather Service says, along with some severe storms.

The Storm Prediction Center showing much of central and southern Minnesota has a "marginal" risk of severe weather. However, how severe the storms will be is a little unclear at this point, so keep an eye on the forecast.

Tips for staying cool

When it's this hot outside, it's important to know how to stay cool – especially this early in the year.

MPR News' updraft blog says because it's only June, our bodies haven't had much time to get used to the summer heat, so it may affect us more than it would later in the summer.

If you're looking for tips on how to stay safe when it's this hot, check out the National Weather Service's website here. It has tips on staying cool, how to spot heat-related illnesses, and how to keep kids and pets safe.

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