Hot, Hot, Hot: Excessive Heat Warning this Week

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July 19, 2016 10:29 AM

It’s going to be a hot one!

Dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected for many counties in Minnesota this week.


The National Weather Service issue an excessive heat warning starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday evening.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will soar well into the 90s Wednesday through Friday, and those temperatures combined with dew points of 75 to 80 degrees will make it feel like it’s up to 110 degrees each afternoon.

Affected counties include: Anoka; Benton; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Chippewa; Chisago; Dakota; Douglas; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Pope; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Steele; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan; Wright and Yellow Medicine.

The National Weather Service says overnight lows will still be in the 80s, so those without air conditioning won’t get much relief at night.

Because there’s a risk of heat-related illnesses, the National Weather Service is encouraging Minnesotans to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

A cold front is expected to move into the state late Friday, bringing cooler and less humid air for the weekend.

See the latest weather conditions here.

Download the KSTP Weather App here.

Hennepin County Public Health has also created an interactive map that shows public places where community members can go to escape the heat. 

Maps are available for desktop and mobile devices.


Jennie Lissarrague

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