Hazy again tomorrow, then heat wave begins this weekend

Good evening! An Air Quality Alert is in place tonight through Friday evening across Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups of individuals such as young children, elderly and those with heart or lung concerns.

The bigger weather story will be the heat. Friday is a bit warmer than today was, with highs in the mid to low-80s and hazy sunshine. By Saturday thought, highs are in the mid-90s with high humidity. Temperatures hover around the mid to low-90s Saturday through Thursday of next week. There’s some potential for a few highs in the upper-90s mid-week, but right now I’m sticking with mid-90s for the metro mid-week.

Plan ahead for the prolonged heat, which will be hard on people and pets.