Southern Minnesota is expected to get one more day of heat and humidity before a reprieve.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning through 7 p.m. Friday for much of the southern part of the state. Highs are expected to be in the upper 90s in the south.
The weather service says Winona's highest temperature reading Thursday at Max Conrad Field was 95 degrees registered at about 11:30 a.m. The temperature remained at 95 degrees at the airport until about 7:30 p.m. The airport weather station registered the highest heat index reading of 110 degrees at about 6:30 p.m.
Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday were expected to be in the upper 70s to mid 80s in Minnesota, with a chance of thunderstorms in the southeastern part of the state Saturday and in the northeast on Sunday.