Another scorcher on tap

Heat advisory continues until 8pm

Steve Simpson
July 12, 2018 - 7:04 am
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The National Weather Service says a heat advisory remains in effect for the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota until 8pm Thursday night, as the combination of the heat and humidity are providing another scorcher.

Temperatures in the metro will get into the low 90's with dew points in the low to mid 70's. That will make it feel like around 100 degrees by mid-afternoon. 

Heat illnesses are possible for those active outdoors or those more susceptible to heat illness, like children and the elderly. You're urged to drink plenty of liquids today, and make sure your pets are taken care of as well.

"About 4 or 5 o'clock and continuing tonight, we're going to see rounds of thunderstorms," WCCO Radio Meterologist Mike Lynch says. "Some of them could be heavy or severe with large hail, damaging winds and locally heavy rains."

"As we always say, keep an eye to the sky and an ear on 'CCO!"

The heat and humidity will generally stay with us through the weekend, but a cool down is expected early next week.