Wright County is facing a hazardous weather outlook today and tomorrow and neighboring Hennepin County and much for the five-county metro area has been issued a Heat Advisory Warning as some of the warmest days of the 2015 summer descend on the Twin Cities this weekend.
With just a pair of 90-plus degree days under our belt, this hasn’t been the hottest of summers, but the next two afternoons could see heat indices (the actual temperature plus tropical humidity levels) reach the 95 to 100-degree levels.
Plenty of precautionary steps can be taken to make a heat advisory/hazardous weather outlook like this nothing but a nuisance. For example, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun if possible (and if you work in the sun, take plenty of breaks for liquids), keep pets and kids away from prolonged sun exposure and check in on those especially vulnerable to hot conditions like we’re facing this weekend.
Storms are expected to roar through the area Sunday as cooler temps arrive. Sunday’s high, for example, is just 83, and temps drop to the mid-70s by Tuesday and Wednesday next week, with lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Here’s the advisory:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM THIS EVENING. AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HEAT INDICES WILL RANGE FROM 95 TO 100 DEGREES. THESE CONDITIONS MAY POSE A RISK FOR HEAT ILLNESS... PRIMARILY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACTIVE OUTDOORS IN THE SUN. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY HEAT INDICES WILL ONCE AGAIN APPROACH OR EXCEED 95 DEGREES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.