MINNEAPOLIS - The National Weather Service has extended the excessive heat warning until 7 p.m. on Friday.
In the meantime, local EMT's say there are a number of things you can do to stay cool.
Paramedics say even if you've been indoors all day and only briefly go outside, it's still important to make sure you stay hydrated.
Jeff Lanenberg, of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, says the sure fire way to tell if you're drinking enough is by the number of trips to the bathroom.
"Might sound difficult for some folks to hear, but what goes in must come out and if it's not coming out, you're dehydrated," Lanenberg said.
While hydration is key so is eating healthy and taking in calories.
They also warn that while you may feel cooler in a pool or lake, the heat can still take quite a toll on your body.
"Even when you're in the water, although it feels good, you're going to have a tendency to burn quicker and you're still burning off calories, so again make sure you're taking care of yourself hydrating," Lanenberg said.
He also said make sure to look out for others, especially kids and the elderly.
KARE 11 has checked in with local hospitals who say although they've had a slight rise in heat related calls, the numbers aren't nearly as bad as they could be.
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