Excessive heat warning issued today through Tuesday in regionFARGO – The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued an excessive heat warning for today through Tuesday in eastern North Dakota and the western and central parts of Minnesota.
“It’s going to be very humid and lasting into the mid-part of the week,” said Al Voelker of the weather service.
The heat index is expected to reach 110 degrees today and remain high through Tuesday.
“If you have to work out of doors, make sure you drink more water and take more breaks often,” Voelker said. “Late afternoon is usually going to be the worst part of the day.”
Although temperatures are expected to decrease at night, the heat index values will remain above 75 degrees, the weather service says.
“We’re also not going to be cooling down much at night,” Voelker said. “The warning could very well go through Wednesday.”
The warning will end with the lower temperatures expected toward the end of the week.
In addition to a high of 95 today and low of 78 tonight in Fargo-Moorhead, there is a 20 percent chance of shows and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the heat index predicted to reach 115 degrees.
Sunday night has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 75.
Monday will be mostly hot and sunny with a high of 96 and a low around 75 that night.
Temperatures will reach 95 degrees Tuesday and it will be mostly sunny. That night it will be partly cloudy and a low of 75.
There is a slight chance of showers all day and night Wednesday with a high near 91 and a low of 71 degrees.