The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Central Minnesota in effect through 8:00 pm this evening.

High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s combined with increased humidity will push the heat index into the low 100s. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued to the Twin Cities metro area.

National Weather Service

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

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