July 11, 2018 05:39 AM
Highs in the mid-90s with dew points in the 70s will produce heat indices between 100 and 105 degrees Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, from 1 to 8 p.m., for Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Dakota, Faribault, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Pope, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Washington, Watonwan, Wright and Yellow Medicine counties.
The NWS advises residents to drink plenty of fluids and those who are susceptible to heat illnesses are advised to seek air-conditioned areas and stay out of the sun.
According to KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow, an isolated thunderstorm is possible Wednesday afternoon, with an increasing chance of storms overnight. Some of those storms could produce strong winds and hail, Barlow said.
Looking ahead, Barlow said lingering clouds and thunderstorms are expected Thursday, with temperatures hovering in the upper 80s.
Then, more heat is expected Friday and Saturday, with temperatures reaching 90s degrees once more. Scattered storms are likely Saturday evening and Sunday, Barlow said.
Updated: July 11, 2018 05:39 AM
Created: July 11, 2018 05:27 AM
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