Heat Advisory Extends Through Thursday, Storms Likely

July 12, 2018 09:23 AM

Another round of 90 degree temperatures is expected in the state Thursday.

KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said Wednesday marked the 12th 90-degree day of the summer so far. He added the average number of 90-degree days is typically 11 for an entire summer in Minnesota.


On Thursday, a heat advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. The counties affected include: Anoka, Carver, Chippewa, Dakota, Dunn, Eau Claire, Hennepin, Pepin, Pierce, Ramsey, Scott, St. Croix and Washington.

According to the National Weather Service, highs in the low 90s with dew points in the low- to mid-70s are expected to produce heat indices around 100 degrees. The NWS advises Minnesotans to stay hydrated, for those who work or spend time outside to take precautions, and to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

RELATED: Flash Flooding Reported in East-Central Minn.

Scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop Thursday afternoon and evening, Barlow said, with the potential for some of those storms to be severe.

Track weather patterns using KSTP's interactive radar 

Friday is expected to be cloudy and humid and temperatures are expected to drop just shy of 90 degrees.

Track state temperatures here


Rebecca Omastiak

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