Relief on the way after days of scorching heat

Published 5:37 am Friday, July 19, 2013

After several days of scorching heat, relief is in sight for Minnesotans.

Thursday’s heat advisory has expired in southern Minnesota, and a batch of thunderstorms moved across the southern portion of the state early this morning.

By mid-afternoon Thursday, temperatures had reached 93 degrees in the Austin, the Twin Cities and Duluth, 94 in St. Cloud and Redwood Falls, and 97 in Red Wing.

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The combination of heat and humidity was making it feel more like the high 90s to low 100s in much of Minnesota.

The National Weather Service says a cold front will move southeastward across Minnesota Thursday afternoon and night, bringing the threat of severe thunderstorms. But the front also will bring cooler, less humid weather.

Highs Friday will be around 88 in Austin and will range from the mid-70s in northern Minnesota to the low 90s in the southeast.