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Excessive heat warning in effect for parts of western Minnesota on Sunday, June 19

UPDATE: Noon Sunday — Big Stone, Chippewa, Grant, Lac qui Parle, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine counties, the Twin Cities metro and the Red River Valley regions are under an excessive heat warning Sunday, June 19, 2022. The remainder of western Minnesota remains under a heat advisory from Sunday through Tuesday.

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Well-above-normal temperatures are anticipated Sunday through Tuesday, June 19-21, 2022, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat will overspread west-central Minnesota Sunday and Monday. Sunday will be the hottest for western Minnesota, including Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Swift and Stevens counties. The rest of west central Minnesota will see dangerous heat Sunday and Monday. Overnight "lows" will be only in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Credit / National Weather Service
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CHANHASSEN, Minn. —Western Minnesota, including Big Stone, Chippewa, Grant, Lac qui Parle, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine counties, the Twin Cities metro and the Red River Valley regions, are under an excessive heat warning Sunday, June 19, according to the National Weather Service. The remainder of western Minnesota remains under a heat advisory from Sunday to Tuesday.

The excessive heat warning remains in effect for parts of west central Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro region from 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19, to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Dangerous heat conditions with daytime temperatures reaching well into the 90s, with highs up to 100-105 in parts of west central Minnesota, expected according to the Weather Service. The heat index may reach 110 Sunday afternoon.

There is little relief from the heat Sunday night, with lows forecast to remain in the upper 70s to lower 80s across Minnesota.

Isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible across central into southwest Minnesota late Monday afternoon and evening.

The extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. The heat may also result in some roads to buckle.

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The Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and avoiding being out in the sun. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Do not leave young children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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The maximum heat index forecast for parts of Minnesota Sunday through Tuesday, from the National Weather Service.
Credit / National Weather Service

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