Tuesday marks 6th straight of 90 degree and above temperatures

Heat Advisory in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday

Sloane Martin
May 29, 2018 - 7:27 am

Tired of the heat yet? We have some relief coming our way Wednesday, but expect more 90-degree temperatures Tuesday.

WCCO's Mike Lynch says it won't be as hot as yesterday when MSP airport recorded 100 degrees -- the warmest it's ever been this early in the year.

“Tuesday we’ll be in the low- to mid-90s,” he said. “This will be our sixth straight day of 90s or warmer. That’s never happened in the month of May, according to Twin Cities National Weather Service records that go back to the 1870s.”

He adds that we'll also be seeing humidity. The NWS has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has also issued an Air Quality Alert for East Central and Southeastern MN for 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, including the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Rochester. Vulnerable people like children, the elderly, and those with respiratory illnesses like asthma should limit time outdoors. It may seem obvious, but it’s a good reminder to drink plenty of water, wear lots of sunscreen, and find places to cool off frequently.

This May is shaping up to be the second-warmest on record behind 1934, Lynch said, which follows the fourth coldest April on record.

Wednesday’s high is forecasted to be in the mid-80s.