Record heat possible Tuesday in southeastern Minnesota


Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – The official start of the summer season may be a week away, but it will certainly be on Tuesday in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.

Temperatures are forecast to soar into the mid-90s in many areas. Record temperatures can be recorded in some cities.

High dew point readings also combine with hot temperatures to produce heat index readings in the 95 to 105 degree range.

The National Weather Service released a heat advisory for the region which will be in effect until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. An excessive heat advisory has been issued for the Twin Cities Subway.

Cooler weather is expected on Wednesday which could produce another round of storms.

Storms that passed through the region on Monday produced lightning strikes and periods of heavy rain, which led to flooding in some areas, including Whitewater State Park. Rochester’s official total was 1.5 inches.

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