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Heavy Rainfall Over Northwest Gulf; Severe Thunderstorms Possible in Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Saturday

Excessive rain over southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana through this evening is threatening the area with a potential for flash, urban, and small stream flooding. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and marginally severe hail should occur Saturday across parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

Updated: 05:30 AM CDT Wednesday, July 20, 2016

High temperatures today will climb into the 90s, with 100s possible in some areas Thursday.  Dew points will be in the 70s to lower 80s, and when combined with the  temperatures, heat indices will range from 100 to 110+°F .  Little relief is expected at night with lows in the mid 70s to near 80.  A cold front will approach the area Friday, but there is some uncertainty as to when cooler and less humid air will arrive. 

Below are max heat indices expected each day.  Click on the image to enlarge.

 
Today Thursday  



Cooling Centers in the Twin Cities:
 

Hennepin County including Minneapolis: https://www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/cooling-centers

City of Bloomington: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/air-conditioned-public-spaces

City of St. Paul: https://www.stpaul.gov/news/july-heat-safety-tips

Ramsey County: https://www.ramseycounty.us/content/ramsey-county-under-excessive-heat-warning-july-20-22

Anoka County (Coon Rapids): https://salvationarmynorth.org/2016/07/twin-cities-locations-open-as-cooling-centers-this-week/

 

Heat Wave History for the Twin Cities:

  • The most recent 100 degree day was on July 4th and 6th of 2012.
  • The record high temperature is 108 degrees, measured on July 14, 1936.
  • The record dew point is 82 degrees, recorded on July 19, 2011.
  • The record heat index is 119, which occurred on July 19, 2011.

Additional heat wave information is available on the Minnesota State Climatology Office website at: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/c…/journal/160608_heat_index.html

 

Heat is the #1 weather killer!  For heat safety information and tips, please visit the National Weather Service heat safety page