Record Heat Possible Sunday in the Twin Cities

May 27, 2018 07:51 AM

The average high for May 27 in the Twin Cities is 73 degrees.

But KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said it will be quite a bit warmer than that Sunday. His forecast calls for a high of 97. The record high is 95, set back in 1969.


Along with the heat will come hazy sunshine and humidity. And Yuhas said there is also a chance of an isolated thunderstorm possible north of St. Cloud in the afternoon. Some could even stretch as far south as the north metro.

Due to the extreme heat expected, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Twin Cities area.

The advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The NWS said the high could reach near 100 in some parts of southern Minnesota Sunday afternoon.

Monday looks like it will be warmer still. Yuhas is calling for a high of 98, which would tie a record for the date set all the way back in 1934 - during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first term in office.

There is also a 20 percent chance of an isolated thunderstorm late.

Yuhas said the high Tuesday is expected to again be around 90 with the chance of scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorms, some of which could be strong.

The high is expected to drop to 85 Wednesday, but Yuhas said the forecast contains a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. And some of those storms could be strong as well.


Frank Rajkowski

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