HEAT ADVISORY: Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening - KMSP-TV

HEAT ADVISORY: Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening

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A Heat Advisory will be in effect starting Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and lasts through Thursday evening. Brace yourself for hot, sticky days with a heat index around 100 and muggy nights with temperatures in the upper 70s.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

We'll see hazy sunshine with tropical heat as highs creep up into the low 90s with a heat index approaching 100. The Heat Advisory kicks in at 1:00 p.m.

TUESDAY NIGHT

The Heat Advisory continues through the night. It will be fairly clear but very sticky as dew points remain in the 70 range with temperatures dipping slightly toward the upper 70s.

LATER THIS WEEK

High dew points, hot 90s and a heat index in the 96-101 range press on as the Heat Advisory continues until Thursday evening. Strong storms loom for Thursday night, but they'll help cool us off and lower the humidity into the weekend.

HERE COMES THE HEAT

FOX 9 Meteorologist Cody Matz says it's the combination of heat and humidity that allows the heat index to skyrocket and be downright oppressive. Just why is heat index so important? Cody explains: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22844526/here-comes-the-heat

SAFETY TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS

Minneapolis city officials are reminding everyone to stay safe as the heat climbs.

Tips for preventing heat-related illness:

1. Drink more fluids. Don't wait until your thirsty to drink
2. Never leave any person or animal in a closed, parked vehicle
3. Wear lightweight, loose-fitted clothing
4. Check on neighbors who could be at risk
5. Stay indoors if possible
6. Don't rely on an electric fan. Use wet cloths or a mist spray to keep cool.

Pet owners:

1. Keep your pet inside and out of the direct sun
2. Be sure your pet has enough clean, cool water
3. Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car. The temperature can exceed 120 degrees in a matter of minutes on a hot day.

If you see an animal outside or in a car exhibiting signs of heat stress, call Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) immediately -- in Minneapolis, dial 311 (612-673-3000).  If you believe the situation to be life-threatening, please call 911.

WEATHER RESOURCES

Tune in to FOX 9 News for your latest forecast information, and keep a close eye on your local area using our online weather alerts and mobile app.

See a list of active watches and warnings in your area at www.myfoxtwincities.com/global/weatheralerts.asp

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