(AP) - Today is shaping up as a real cooker across much of Minnesota.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northwestern and west-central parts of the state this afternoon into the evening.
Forecasters say temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-90s, with dew points in the low to mid 70s. The combination of heat and humidity will result in heat index readings from 105 to 107 degrees.
Temperatures in other parts of the state will range from the upper 80s to low 90s.
Some relief from the heat is on the way. The weather service says a cold front will move into northwestern Minnesota tonight and into southern Minnesota tomorrow -- bringing the chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday will be drier and a little cooler. Highs by then should dip into the low to mid 80s.
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