Heat Wave Hits Minnesota Just As Spring Ends
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Very warm and humid air settled across Minnesota Sunday with high temperatures climbing into the 90s and heat index readings reaching triple digits in many areas.
And it's still spring.
The heat wave will linger through Tuesday with even warmer weather expected.
Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for the entire state have been issued by the National Weather Service.
The heat wave also prompted this advisory from the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation.
Rochester’s official high temperature Sunday was 92 degrees, missing the record for the date by 5 degrees. The temperature went from 65 degrees at 7:30 am to 85 at 12:30 pm.
Highs are expected to be in the mid-80s Wednesday - Friday. There will be a chance for rain Friday.
By the way, summer officially begins at 4:13 am Tuesday.