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The hottest day of the year? Maybe, and with some storm potential too.

Hoo boy, it's gonna be a hot one!

July 19, 2019 - 5:53 am

It's going to be the hottest day of the year in the Twin Cities.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is predicting high temperatures in the mid-90's.  Add high humidity, and it'll feel like 105 degrees.  As always, stay hydrated, take breaks in the shade, and do not leave children or pets alone in a vehicle during this dangerous heat.  

With that heat and humidity, comes the threat of severe weather too.  Friday afternoon and night the potential is there for large hail, flooding rains, the chance of isolated tornadoes and gusty winds. All of this from South Dakota through Michigan, with the Twin Cities right in the middle.  

Be prepared for flooding of small streams and roads too.  The ground in most of central and southern Minnesota is extremely saturated right now.  Heavy rains could quickly lead to flash flooding.  

Hard to believe all this coming nearly six months after the coldest day of the year in the Twin Cities.  For those keeping score at home, it was 28 below zero on January 30, 2019.

It's going to stay warm over the weekend, but not brutally hot with a drop in humidity. Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected to top out in the 80's.  The National Weather Service 8-14 day temperature outlook is also calling for some cooler weather across the Midwest.  Looks like the end of July will provide some relief from the heat.  

(Photo Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
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