HEAT ADVISORY: Wednesday feels like 100 - KMSP-TV

HEAT ADVISORY: Wednesday feels like 100

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

We're far from setting any records, but it will still be plenty hot until Friday. A Heat Advisory is still in effect until Thursday evening when overnight storms are set to break the sweltering temperatures.

WEDNESDAY FORECAST

Our little heat wave continues today as blazing sunshine and southwest winds help us climb back to the 90s for the sixth time this month. Dew points in the 70 range keep us feeling steamy and let our afternoon heat index creep close to 100 once again. Our Heat Advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

As a front creeps into northern Minnesota tonight, we could see an isolated rumble to the far north, but a much better chance for strong storms looms for tomorrow evening and overnight. After Thursday's hot day, those overnight storms will break the heat for the weekend.

LATE START TO SUMMER

We're far from setting any records, so why do we feel so hot? That's because we've had as many 50 and 60 degree days this summer as 90s!

June & July high temperatures:

50s/60s: 6 days
70s: 12 days
80s: 22 days
90s: 6 days


SAFETY TIPS

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.

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