Start getting ready to hear the heat wave classics on the radio ... according to virtually all weather forecasters in the Twin Cities, a major heat wave is expected to arrive by the end of the week. For Sunday, no forecaster is going lower than 95. At this point, KSTP is most bullish on a persistent heat wave, forecasting a high of 98 next Tuesday. As of Tuesday evening, here's how both the local and national weather outlets saw the steamy forecast (Strib forecast is as of Tuesday morning):
Update: As of Wednesday night, here's how forecasters saw the upcoming heat wave (Saturday through Wednesday). Note that KSTP, as it often seems to be, forecasts the highest temperatures, with an average heat wave temperature of 97.4 for the five-day period.