Heat Advisory for the Twin Cities metro

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a heat advisory for the greater Twin Cities Metro area from this afternoon until Thursday evening.  The heat island of the urban region will hold overnight minimums in the upper 70s.

Urban area blanketed by a Heat Advisory.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES: DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOW TO MID 90S. COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY…HEAT INDICES OF 95 TO 100 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON. LITTLE RELIEF IS ANTICIPATED AT NIGHT WITH LOW TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 73 TO 78 DEGREES. IN DOWNTOWN AREAS… THE LOW MAY NOT DROP MUCH BELOW 80.

* IMPACTS: THE PROLONGED HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS…ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG AND ELDERLY…AND THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING IN AREAS THAT STRUGGLE TO DROP BELOW 75 AT NIGHT.

For more information on preparing for this period of heat and humidity check out this link from the National Weather Service.

The infrared satellite image from this morning indicates patchy cloud cover remains over parts of northern Minnesota.

Image source:Intellicast.com

 

 

High temperatures for today

With the heat, humidity and direct overhead sunlight, the ultraviolet index will be high today.

Source:EPA

Learn more about the UVI from the EPA web link.

The very warm and humid conditions will last through Thursday before a cold front arrives Thursday night and Friday.

NOAA’s North American Mesoscale Forecast model valid at 4 p.m. CDT Thursday. Temperatures, wind field and surface pressure shown.

In case you are wondering about tropical storm activity  in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center does not see an immediate threat for development.

Source:NOAA

If you would like to read more details about Saturday morning’s heavy rain from the Twin Cities to Northfield, the State Climate office has put together a brief summary.

Endure the heat.  I think you’ll like the refreshing air on Saturday.