Sometimes the only option is to put your face in the freezer.
Scorching temperatures and high humidity on Wednesday made it feel like it was well over 100 degrees in the Twin Cities and much of Minnesota.
On Thursday, it will be worse, with higher temperatures and dew points, prompting an excessive heat warning to remain in effect through Friday. In addition, an air pollution health advisory has been issued for much of the Twin Cities area from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday’s expected high of 99 degrees in the Twin Cities, combined with dew points in the mid-70s, could make it feel more like 100 to 112 degrees.
All this heat for a second consecutive day could take a heavy physical toll on people, said Lisa Schmit, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. Besides staying hydrated, Schmit recommends that outdoor activities be limited or canceled.
Temperatures and humidity levels will begin to dip on Friday so it will only feel like 95 degrees, rather than triple-digit heat.