THURSDAY: Hazy sun, isolated storm late. Low: 77. High: 94
...EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEK AHEAD... .OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE 70S WITH HIGH HUMIDITY ALLOWING LITTLE OPPORTUNITY FOR COOLING NON-AIR CONDITIONED BUILDINGS. DUE TO THE EXPECTED PROLONGED PERIOD OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES...AND ADJOINING AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...THROUGH 9 PM ON WEDNESDAY. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WILL BEGIN FOR THE REMAINDER OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM ON WEDNESDAY. AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES WILL EXCEED 105 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS EACH AFTERNOON...WITH OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES ONLY FALLING INTO THE MIDDLE 70S TO LOWER 80S. 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.
This "Ring of Fire" has set up nearly on top of us and that is why we've had so much rain as of late. The radar rain estimates over the last 7 days are quite impressive - note the widespread 5" to 6" and perhaps even 7" amount showing up around the Twin Cities: