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StormTeam 3: The hottest air of the year moves in today

The hottest air of the year moves in Friday alongside another chance for storms

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 5:55 AM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 7:39 AM

The entire area is now under an Excessive Heat Warning as both temps and dew points are expected to soar sky-high through the day. Dew points will be near 80° with some of the hottest air accompanying - surface highs will be in the low to mid-90s under mostly sunny skies.

This is DANGEROUS heat. Please limit your time outdoors as much as possible today and drink plenty of water! Tonight, clouds will move back in alongside the chance for another round of potentially strong storms, some could become severe if storms pop. All forms of severe weather will be possible, including damaging hail and tornadoes.

The threat increase the further north you travel and into the Twin Cities. Saturday will be much cooler with showers and storms possible through the day. Next week, below average air returns alongside a plethora of sunshine - we deserve it!!

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Dangerous Heat Expected through Saturday... .Plan on dangerous heat today into Saturday. Today looks to be the hottest day, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 100 to 110. High heat will still be across northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin Saturday. Exposure to heat for multiple days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Be sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Late afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, with heat indices topping off in the 105 to 110 range.

* IMPACTS...This dangerous and prolonged heat can cause heat illnesses, especially in the elderly, very young and pets.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Anoka; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Le Sueur; Martin; Nicollet; Ramsey; Rice; Scott; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 10 PM CDT this evening.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs of 90 to 95 Friday, combined with dew points in the upper 70s, will make for heat indices of 100 to 110 degrees Friday afternoon. Low temperatures will only fall to 70 to 75, providing little relief from the heat.

* IMPACTS...The high heat indices during the day will lead to increased risk for heat-related illness for those active outdoors or with limited access to air conditioning.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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 9 1 1. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Dangerous Heat Expected Through Saturday... .Hot temperatures and high humidity will continue for the next two days over much of Iowa. Dangerous heat index values are expected through Saturday. Little relief from the heat will occur during the overnight hours with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Late Saturday the hot and humid conditions will break with more seasonal temperatures returning to the area Sunday and next week. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 10 PM CDT this evening. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs are expected in the 90s with dewpoints in the upper 70s to around 80. This is expected to lead to heat index values of around 110 degrees this afternoon into the evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Dangerous Heat Expected through Saturday... .Plan on dangerous heat today into Saturday. Today looks to be the hottest day, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 100 to 110. High heat will still be across northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin Saturday. Exposure to heat for multiple days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Be sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...Late afternoon temperatures today of 90 to 95 are expected, with heat indices of 100 to 110.

* Impacts...Heat-related illnesses may occur with prolonged exposure to the heat. The elderly, children, and pets are especially at risk for heat illnesses.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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 9 1 1. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Dangerous Heat Expected through Saturday... .Plan on dangerous heat today into Saturday. Today looks to be the hottest day, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 100 to 110. High heat will still be across northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin Saturday. Exposure to heat for multiple days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Be sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...Late afternoon temperatures today of 90 to 95 are expected, with heat indices of 100 to 110.

* Impacts...Heat-related illnesses may occur with prolonged exposure to the heat. The elderly, children, and pets are especially at risk for heat illnesses.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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 9 1 1. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Excessive Heat Warning
Areas Affected: Adair; Adams; Appanoose; Audubon; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Clarke; Crawford; Dallas; Davis; Decatur; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin; Humboldt; Jasper; Lucas; Madison; Mahaska; Marion; Marshall; Monroe

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...Dangerous Heat Expected Through Saturday... .Hot temperatures and high humidity will continue for the next two days over much of Iowa. Dangerous heat index values are expected through Saturday. Little relief from the heat will occur during the overnight hours with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Late Saturday the hot and humid conditions will break with more seasonal temperatures returning to the area Sunday and next week. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dewpoints in the 70s will produce daytime heat index values of 105 to 115 degrees through Saturday. Overnight lows will remain warm in the middle 70s to near 80.

* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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