Excessive heat warnings, heat advisories posted for Sunday and Monday
Saturday really felt summery, which is fitting since we’re in our third week of summer weather (June to August).
Saturday’s high temperatures in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 84 degrees. Our average temperature in the Twin Cities is 80 degrees this time of year.
Much warmer weather awaits us on Sunday and Monday.
Hot Sunday and Monday
Sunday highs will hit the 90s across most of Minnesota:
Northeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin will mostly see 80s, with 70s and a few 60s near Lake Superior.
Sunday afternoon dew points will be in the sticky 60s across much of Minnesota, with sweltering 70s in the Southwest:
Monday’s highs will be in the upper 90s in many places:
A few triple-digit highs are possible on Monday afternoon, even in the Twin Cities metro area.
Monday dew points will reach the upper 60s at around 70:
The combination of heat and humidity will create heat index values above 100 in several places on Sunday and Monday:
Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories begin Sunday
An excessive heat warning begins at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Twin Cities metro area and ends at 1 a.m. Tuesday. There is also an excessive heat warning for this same time period in parts of west-central Minnesota, with heat advisories elsewhere in central and southern Minnesota:
Here are the details of the excessive heat warnings and heat advisories:
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 223 PM CDT Sat Jun 18 2022 MNZ047-054>056-060>064-068>070-190330- /O.UPG.KMPX.EH.A.0001.220619T1800Z-220621T0600Z / /O.NEW.KMPX.EH.W.0002.220619T1800Z-220621T0600Z/ Stevens-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Yellow Medicine-Carver-Scott-Dakota- Including Morris Towns , Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Granite Falls, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, Shakopee and Hastings 10:30 PM CDT Sat Jun 18, 2022 … EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT 1 PM SUNDAY TO 1 H CDT TUESDAY… * WHAT… Dangerously hot conditions with Heat Index values up to 106 expected. * WHERE… Parts of East Central and West Central Minnesota. * WHEN… From Sunday 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday 1:00 a.m. CDT. * IMPACTS… Extreme heat and humidity will greatly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES/PREPARATION… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of direct sunlight, and watch relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light, loose clothing when possible. To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
There is also an excessive heat warning for several northwestern Minnesota counties on Sunday, with other northwestern Minnesota counties in a heat advisory (orange):
Here are the details of the warnings and advisories in Northwest Minnesota:
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 254 PM CDT Sat Jun 18 2022 MNZ001>004-007-NDZ008-016-027-030-200200- /O.CON.KFGF.EH.W.0001.220619T1500Z-220620T0200Z/ / O.CON.KFGF.WI.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-220619T0100Z/ West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-West Marshall-Pembina-Eastern Walsh- Grand Forks-Traill- Including the towns of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Ada, Twin Valley, Halstad, Moorhead, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Grafton, Park River, Grand Forks, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton and Portland 254 PM CDT Sat Jun 18 2022 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8PM CDT TONIGHT… …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT 10AM TO 9PM CDT SUNDAY… *WHAT. .. Heat warning, dangerously hot conditions with Heat Index values up to 105 expected. For the wind advisory, winds from the southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * WHERE… In Minnesota, Norman, Kittson, West Marshall, West Polk and Clay counties. In North Dakota, Eastern Walsh, Traill, Grand Forks, and Pembina counties. * WHEN…For the excessive heat warning, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday. For the wind advisory, until 8:00 p.m. CDT tonight. * IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Some power cuts are possible. Extreme heat and humidity will greatly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities. PRECAUTIONS/PREPARATION… Use extra care when driving, especially if you are driving a high-end vehicle. Secure outdoor objects. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and watch your family and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities for early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light, loose clothing when possible. To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
Parts of north-central and northeastern Minnesota are under a heat advisory Sunday afternoon and evening:
You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News Network, and you can see updated weather information on the MPR News live weather blog.
During a hot spell, it’s a good idea to drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day. Here is a link to a slideshow of heat safety tips:
Here are the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:
When will it cool down?
The Twin Cities metropolitan area highs are expected to reach the lower 90s on Tuesday, followed by the mid-80s on Wednesday, then the lower 90s on Thursday and Friday.
chance of rain
Parts of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin could see a few integrated showers and thunderstorms Saturday evening. The Twin Cities metropolitan area may have to wait until Monday evening for scattered showers and thunderstorms, with a chance of additional rain on Thursday and Friday afternoon/evening. Check for forecast updates.
You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35am, 9:35am and 4:39pm every Saturday and Sunday.
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