The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in effect today from Noon through 9 PM tonight, for most of Central Minnesota -- including Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties.

A high temperature on 92°, combined with high dew points, will send the heat index in to the lower 100s in St. Cloud this afternoon and evening.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect today for the Twin Cities metro.

The record highs for Saint Cloud July 24th through July 27th are 104°, 102°, 103° and 102° respectively, so we won't be quite that hot. The average high temperature for late July is 83°, and we'll be about ten degrees above that today.

National Weather Service

Friday, July 24th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 92°
  • Little Falls: 90°
  • Princeton: 90°

Saturday, July 25th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 87°
  • Little Falls: 85°
  • Princeton: 87°

Sunday, July 26th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 84°
  • Little Falls: 82°
  • Princeton: 85°

Monday, July 27th Forecast Highs

  • St. Cloud: 80°
  • Little Falls: 79°
  • Princeton: 80°
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There's the threat of heavy rain and possible flash flooding across the area Saturday and Saturday night.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this morning: Afternoon highs will be in the 90s, and heat indices will climb to 100 to 105 degrees this afternoon across west central Minnesota. Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks inside of an air-conditioned building. Those engaging in strenuous outdoor activities will be at greater risk for heat illness.