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Heat Wave in the Central and Southern U.S.; Severe Thunderstorms and Excessive Rainfall in the Upper Midwest

An ongoing heat wave will continue today and Tuesday from much of the Great Plains to the lower Mississippi River Valley and into northern Florida. Dangerous heat is also expected in southern California and Puerto Rico. Scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible over parts of the Upper Midwest today with destructive wind gusts possible for parts of Minnesota into Wisconsin. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, Jun 24, 2024 at 8:42:57 am CDT

A Heat Advisory is in effect for locations along and east of the I- 35 corridor Monday and Tuesday. Heat index values up to 109 expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the risk for heat-related illnesses to occur, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Sunny and hot weather will continue today (Monday) with highs from the mid 90s to around 100 and afternoon heat index values in the upper 90s to around 107. Lows tonight will fall into the 70s to around 80. If you need to be outside during the heat of the day, make sure to stay hydrated.
Summer heat will prevail for the forseeable future with highs near 100 degreees and heat index values exceeding 105 on a daily basis. With this year's first long duration period of impactful heat now in progress, we want to remind you to take the proper precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of water and stay cool!
With the onset of the heat this week, remember: NEVER leave children, disabled or elderly adults, or pets in the car! On average, 38 kids die each year by being left in a vehicle. Once you've checked the backseat, LOCK your car to keep children from accessing it, even if you aren't a caregiver!

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