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7 counties under heat advisory

Updated: July 15, 2019 06:34 AM

A heat advisory was in effect Monday in the metro area.

According to the advisory, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties were expected to be affected by significant heat and humidity until 10 p.m.

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The advisory stated the high heat indices during the day were expected to lead to an increased risk for heat-related illnesses for those active outdoors or with limited access to air conditioning.

Residents of the counties affected by the advisory should wear light-weight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Those who work outside are advised to take regular breaks in the shade or in air-conditioned areas.

Extreme heat guide: Watching for heat-related illness, keeping pets safe and where to stay cool

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said in the midst of hot and humid weather, scattered thunderstorms are possible. He added temperatures could reach a high of 90 degrees with a heat index of 98 to 102 degrees by the afternoon.

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