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Excessive heat watch in portions of Minnesota, wildfire warning expires

Updated: July 26, 2021 09:57 AM
Created: July 26, 2021 07:48 AM

Dangerously hot weather conditions have forced an excessive heat watch alert in Minnesota.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports heat index values of up to 105 degrees are possible Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

The alert is for portions of central, east central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.

Meanwhile, a wildfire warning the NWS issued for parts of north-central and northeast Minnesota has expired.

That alert was due to extreme fire risk conditions in the counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis. The so-called red flag warning meant the area experienced critical weather conditions ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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