Heat advisory issued for Monday

Monday, 18 Jun, 2018

Monday: Mostly sunny, very hot and very humid.

The Twin Cities metro area is now under an excessive heat warning for Friday afternoon. The heat and damp conditions will be the flawless recipe for scattered thunderstorms on and off through the next few days.

"A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected", the National Weather Service stated in the advisory. Highs will get into the mid to upper 90s, and the heat index will be near or above 100°.

Hot for Father's Day Weekend: Saturday looks hotter and drier than Sunday, but neither day offers much heat relief or guaranteed rainfall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Code Orange air quality alert for Sunday. The chance of rain will gradually increase through the midday and afternoon hours, with widespread thunderstorms expected.

The heat index will be over 100 degrees from Wisconsin south to Louisiana on Sunday. Highs will be around 90 once again on Monday, before falling into the upper 70s on Tuesday. Later this evening, the lingering showers and storms will diminish over land, and a few scattered storms will hang along the coast and points offshore overnight. Make sure to use caution if you plan on being outside and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Radar estimates from the region show possible rainfall totals exceeding 6 inches since late Saturday night.

It's a fairly comfortable start to your Thursday, with low humidity and temperatures hovering in the 60s.