Image of this weekend’s predicted heat courtesy National Weather Service

Southern Minnesotans will be laboring through some intense heat over the holiday weekend, with record high air temperatures possible. According to a National Weather Service map released Wednesday, Redwood Falls and Marshall could be two of the warmest cities in the state, with high air temperatures of 100 degrees.

Towns and cities within 100 miles of Redwood are predicted to have highs in the mid to upper 90s.

NWS says humidity won’t be a factor with this heat wave.

The Mankato area is expected to see five consecutive days at or above 90 degrees starting Friday, with Sunday and Labor Day Monday expected to be the hottest days.