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Excessive Heat Warning Lingering 'Til Friday

The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday.

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The news of the day: It's still hot.

Relief from unseasonably high heat and humidity had been expected tonight, but now, the National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday.

The forecast calls for a high of 92 degrees in Eagan today and a high of 95 degrees Friday. Relief is expected Friday night, with a low of 67.

A cool front is moving west, but so far, it appears only to have reached as far as Fergus Falls and Bemidji.

According to the National Weather Service:

ANOTHER DAY OF NEAR RECORD HEAT AND HIGH HUMIDITY LIES AHEAD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. SOME MODERATION WILL OCCUR TODAY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK COOL FRONT.

TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN WILL BE IN THE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 112 DEGREES. THE COOL FRONT WILL SETTLE NEAR THE IOWA BORDER THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL THEN LIFT BACK NORTH TONIGHT AND FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT. THIS WILL BRING ANOTHER DAY OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY TO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO THE EAU CLAIRE AREA OF WISCONSIN.

THIS COMBINATION OF VERY HOT DAYTIME CONDITIONS WITH VERY WARM OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS. THOSE IN BUILDINGS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING OR WORKING OUTSIDE SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION AND DRINK PLENTY FLUIDS AND SEEK RELIEF WITH AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS WHEN POSSIBLE.

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