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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Dangerous Heat Late This Week... .A period of dangerous heat is expected late this week with Friday shaping up as the hottest day. Highest temperatures and heat indices are expected across parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin, and also in some river valley locations. 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 FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures of 95 to 100 are expected, with afternoon 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.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Tonight... .Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area overnight with the potential for 2 to 4 inches of rain, possibly higher in localized areas. The area of heaviest rain may change so be sure to monitor forecasts closely. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and mudslides in steep terrain areas. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Iowa, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek. In southeast Minnesota, Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. In Wisconsin, Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

* Until 7 AM CDT Thursday

* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall overnight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with localized higher amounts.

* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Heat Advisory

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)

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs around 90 Thursday and 90 to 95 Friday, combined with dew points in the 70s, will make for heat indices of 95 to 105 degrees for both Thursday and 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.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hardin; Humboldt; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Sultry Conditions Continue Through Saturday... .High pressure will strengthen through the end of this week resulting in hot temperatures and high humidity values. This will lead to high heat index values through Saturday. Little relief from the heat is expected during the overnight hours with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Some relief is expected by later in the weekend as a cold front moves into Iowa. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs are expected in the 90s with dewpoints in the 70s. This is likely to lead to heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees on Thursday and Friday. Little relief is expected during the night with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

* 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. 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.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Heavy Rainfall Possible in Northeast Iowa Tonight... .Thunderstorms will be possible late tonight across portions of northeast Iowa. Uncertainty remains very high in the thunderstorm forecast regarding the extent that any storms will develop across portions of north central into northeast Iowa. However, ample moisture will be available for any storms that do develop, and this would then bring the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of north central Iowa and northeast Iowa, including the following areas, in north central Iowa, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Winnebago, and Worth. In northeast Iowa, Black Hawk and Bremer.

* Until 7 AM CDT Thursday

* Locally heavy rainfall possible with up to 1 to 3 inches of rainfall. Rainfall rates could approach 2 inches per hour.

* Flash flooding is most likely in urban and poor drainage areas. Flash flooding is also possible near small streams and due to overland flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Blue Earth; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Le Sueur; Rice; Steele; Waseca

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT... .A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect tonight for areas south of a line from Mankato to Red Wing. Recent heavy rainfall has led to very moist soil conditions and elevated streams and creeks across portions of south central Minnesota and portions of west central Wisconsin. Thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread overnight across southern Minnesota. The combination of high rainfall rates and wet soil conditions could lead to rapid runoff and localized flooding. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Minnesota, Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele, and Waseca. In west central Wisconsin, Pepin.

* Until 7 AM CDT Thursday.

* Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. 1 to 3 inches of rain expected, with localized higher amounts possible.

* Flash flooding is possible along area streams, as well as in urban and low-lying areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Heat Advisory

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

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Sultry Conditions Continue Through Saturday... .High pressure will strengthen through the end of this week resulting in hot temperatures and high humidity values. This will lead to high heat index values through Saturday. Little relief from the heat is expected during the overnight hours with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Some relief is expected by later in the weekend as a cold front moves into Iowa. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs are expected in the 90s with dewpoints in the 70s. This is likely to lead to heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees on Thursday and Friday. Little relief is expected during the night with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

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

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Tonight... .Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area overnight with the potential for 2 to 4 inches of rain, possibly higher in localized areas. The area of heaviest rain may change so be sure to monitor forecasts closely. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and mudslides in steep terrain areas. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THURSDAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Iowa, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek. In southeast Minnesota, Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. In Wisconsin, Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

* Until 7 AM CDT Thursday

* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall overnight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with localized higher amounts.

* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Dangerous Heat Late This Week... .A period of dangerous heat is expected late this week with Friday shaping up as the hottest day. Highest temperatures and heat indices are expected across parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin, and also in some river valley locations. 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. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures of 90 to 95 are expected, with afternoon heat indices between 100 and 105.

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

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Dangerous Heat Late This Week... .A period of dangerous heat is expected late this week with Friday shaping up as the hottest day. Highest temperatures and heat indices are expected across parts of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin, and also in some river valley locations. 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. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures of 90 to 95 are expected, with afternoon heat indices between 100 and 105.

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

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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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