It'll feel like it's 100 degrees in parts of Minnesota today


Hopefully dad likes it hot.

The heat index for Father's Day will climb to near 100 degrees in the Twin Cities and much of central and western Minnesota. By 11 a.m., the heat index was already over 90 degrees in west-central Minnesota, the National Weather Service tweeted.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. through 8 p.m. for the area. The agency warns that the hot temperatures (90-95 degrees) and high humidity could lead to heat illnesses.

To prevent heat exhaustion or any other heat-related illnesses, people are encouraged to drink lots of water, stay in air conditioning and out of the sun.

Storms this afternoon

Severe storms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon, mainly after 4 p.m., the National Weather Service says.

There's an enhanced risk for widespread thunderstorms for much of central Minnesota, according to the Storm Prediction Center, while there's a slight risk for severe storms in the Twin Cities.

The main threats with the storms are large hail and damaging wind.

There's also an air pollution advisory for the Twin Cities and parts of southern Minnesota from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. because the ozone pollution is expected to near a level that's considered unhealthy for some groups, including those with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, the elderly, and children.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says with temperatures in the 90s, sunny skies, an increased level of ozone moving in from the central United States, and some from the southwestern U.S. wildfires are contributing to the formation of ground level ozone on Sunday.

Next Up


West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

jim ramstad

Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.


How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

TCF Bank Stadium

15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

Teddy Bridgewater

5 questions for Vikings-Panthers Week 12 NFC battle

The Vikings welcome Teddy Bridgewater back to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

police lights

Shelter-in-place in Albert Lea after police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.


St. Paul officer shoots man who got out of dumpster, ran towards police

A report says the man was naked and had a steak knife.

Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.58.11 PM

Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

White tail deer

DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'


100 degrees? Probably not – but hot

Temperatures won't hit the century mark after all on Thursday, despite earlier predictions. It'll be muggy, though, with a predicted high of 92 Wednesday and 94 on Thursday in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service says.

Parts of Minnesota could touch 60 degrees Thursday

All of us should see temperatures reaching at least into the 40s on Thursday. The Weather Service says a cold front should blow in Friday (but it might not last long).

It probably won't feel warmer than zero degrees today

If you haven't been outside yet, maybe just don't go out there.