North of St. Cloud, there is an excessive heat watch; in southwestern Minnesota, a severe thunderstorm warning, and in northeastern Minnesota, a severe thunderstorm watch.
Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far and the high temperatures are expected to stick around through at least the 4th of July, forecasters said.
Here comes the heat and humidity today with highs in the upper-80s & sunshine. Sunday will be the apex of the heat - with temps possibly eclipsing 100 degrees - not factoring in the heat index.More news: Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to reach World Cup quarterfinals
Kennedy says the weather service could issue a heat advisory for Monday or Tuesday as the index could top 100 degrees. Highs will be in the low-90s with heat indices going over 100° away from Lake Michigan.
Despite how hot it will get, the National Weather Service is just several degrees shy of declaring a heat advisory for this weekend.
The weather service advises drinking plenty of fluids, remaining in air-conditioned space, staying out of the sun and checking on relatives and neighbors.
In Allentown, the record high temperature for July 1 is 97 degrees (a mark achieved in 1963, 1941, 1931). There may be a few showers into Northern and Western Maine.More news: French gangster makes dramatic helicopter escape from prison
This is what many of us look forward to after long, harsh winters. If you don't have air conditioning, visit cool areas like a recreation center or library.
THURSDAY: There will be a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Temperatures will only bottom out in the mid 70s and it will still be very humid.
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