It’s going to be sizzling hot in Minnesota all week — but probably not record-setting

Still, the heat and humidity can take its toll on anybody exerting themselves outdoors or living in places without air conditioning, said Dr. Tom Wyatt, a physician in the Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Department. Heat-related illnesses — from dehydration to heatstroke — can strike quickly for people all ages.

“It’s insidious,” Wyatt said. “Stay hydrated. A lot of people won’t drink unless they feel thirsty. By then it is too late.”