Hottest day of 2023 in store for Twin Cities


David Joles, Star Tribune file

Swimmers flocked to Lake Nokomis Beach in Minneapolis to deal with the extreme heat in July 2021.

Summer's sizzle is about to take hold of the Twin Cities, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s on the doorstep.

The first hint came Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), when the afternoon high was forecast to reach 89 degrees under mostly sunny skies and a light breeze.

By early afternoon, at the newly resurrected Taste of Minnesota festival on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, the temperature was 85. The sunshine made it feel even warmer, so much so that thousands of attendees were using the shade of skyscrapers as protection from the heat, said spokesman Blois Olson.


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