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Heat Advisory Extended Following Record Setting High

Heat Advisory Extended Following Record Setting High Click to Enlarge Photo: Владислав Чернов, Photos.com

Jul 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) – Don't look for any relief from the heat this week. The National Weather Service has extended the Heat Advisory for our area through 10 pm Thursday.

By Friday, highs should cool into the low 80's, but between now and then, expect 90's, with humidity levels that will make it feel even hotter.

Yesterday, St. Cloud set a record high temperature for the date when it hit 97 degrees. That broke the old record of 95 in 1921. High humidity levels created a heat index of 107 degrees by mid-afternoon.

Expected to be sunny and hot again today, with highs getting back into the lower 90's. But it doesn't look like we'll break any record today. Today's record high in St. Cloud is 102 degrees set in 1949. The normal high for today is 82. 

Overnight, a bit of respite from the heat came in the form of severe thunderstorms that rolled through central Minnesota. An early morning thunderstorm warning included parts of Stearns, Mille Lacs, Benton and Morrison counties. The warning expired at 2:30 am. Some brief heavy rain along with plenty of lighting and thunder hit the St. Cloud area.

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