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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Public Transit will be offering free rides in its air-conditioned buses on Saturday while a heat advisory is in effect.

City officials say anyone needing a break from the forecasted oppressive heat needs to simply tell the bus driver they are taking the offer for "A Cool Place to Be." Wearing a face mask of covering is required.

The heat advisory will be in effect in southeastern Minnesota from 1 PM to 8 PM. The National Weather Service is predicting heat index readings will climb to between 100 and 105-degrees as temperatures rise into the 90s with dew points well into the 70s. The Twin Cities area and portions of south-central and southwestern Minnesota will be under an excessive heat warning.

National Weather Service

Relief from the steamy heat is forecast to arrive Saturday night, along with thunderstorms. On Sunday, the weather prediction calls for sunny skies with a high in the low 80s and a northwest breeze.

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