Heat Advisory in effect for Twin Cities metro Wednesday

- A Heat Advisory remains in effect for the Twin Cities metro, western and southwestern Minnesota Wednesday for potential heat index readings in the 100 to 105-degree range. 

The Heat Advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Temperatures in the low 90s with oppressive dew points in the mid-70s will lead to a heat index of 100 to 105 at times throughout the day. 

Strong thunderstorms are possible late Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Another round of storms is expected to move south from northern Minnesota overnight and move across portions of central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin very late Wednesday night. 

With the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity, heat illnesses are possible for those active outdoors or susceptible to heat illness like children and the elderly. 

People are advised to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside and when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 

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