Warm air bringing in temperatures in the 90s and high dew points is sparking warnings for the metro area, including all of Wright County.
Communities within the seven-county metro area are facing “Excessive Heat Warnings,” according to the National Weather Service office in the Twin Cities, while St. Michael, Albertville and areas west are in the “Heat Advisory” from 11 a.m. to midnight today, July 21.
A cool front behind this heat wave should bring more moderate and even cool temperatures (relative to July) for the rest of the week, with a high of just 78 set for Wednesday and low 70s returning early next week.
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
* TEMPERATURE… HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S WITH HEAT INDICES RANGING FROM AROUND 100 IN FAR WESTERN WISCONSIN… TO 105 TO 110 DEGREES NEAR THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY.
* IMPACTS… GIVEN THE COOL SUMMER THUS FAR… THESE CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS… ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG AND ELDERLY… AND THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HOT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM… STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
… DANGEROUSLY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING…
.AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA… WITH A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT ACROSS THE REST OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND FAR WESTERN WISCONSIN… FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE LOWER 90S THIS AFTERNOON. THIS COMBINED WITH OPPRESSIVE DEW POINTS IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 70S WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES RANGING FROM 100 TO 110 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES WILL OCCUR IN THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY.