Stay Cool: Dangerous Heat Continues Today Across Minnesota
The exceptional heat across Minnesota will continue at least for one more day as the National Weather Service has issued Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings for our area Wednesday.
The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through 9 pm tonight across most of central Minnesota, including Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Wright Meeker, and Kandiyohi Counties as well as the Twin Cities metro area.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for most or the rest of the area, including Mille Lacs, Morrison, and Todd Counties until 9 pm tonight.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Watch for roads that may have buckled due to the extreme heat.
From the National Weather Service this Morning: 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 and drink plenty of water.
High Temps Forecast in Central Minnesota Wednesday
- Saint Cloud: 100
- Foley: 97
- Pierz: 96
- Paynesville: 100
- Little Falls: 96
- Holdingford: 98
- Princeton: 98
- Becker: 100
- Royalton: 97
- Annandale: 99
Urgent advice from the National Weather Service: 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.
Severe Weather Threat This Evening
There's also a chance of severe weather across central Minnesota this afternoon and evening with storms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.
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