Skip to main content
Publish date:

Heat advisory issued for much of central, southern Minnesota

There's also a chance for hail and high winds for parts of Minnesota.

The early-season heat wave continues for the next 48-72 hours as temps Sunday and Monday will soar into the upper 90s for much of central and southern Minnesota. 

With that, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for a large area of the state, warning that dangerous heat indexes of nearly 100 degrees will exist both Sunday and Memorial Day. 

Screen Shot 2018-05-27 at 6.58.58 AM
Screen Shot 2018-05-27 at 6.58.40 AM

The NWS says it issued the heat advisory for three reasons: 

  1. It's the first heat wave of the season. 
  2. It's happening during a peak time for outdoor activities. 
  3. Winds will be light, therefore providing little cooling relief. 

Today's Top Stories

How to keep your house cool without AC

What's open and closed on Memorial Day 2018?

If you're outside for work or recreational activities, take plenty of breaks and stay hydrated. And keep an eye on people most susceptible to heat-related illnesses, especially children and elderly adults. 

Areas shaded in orange are under the heat advisory. 

Screen Shot 2018-05-27 at 7.20.05 AM

Temps will remain in the 90s for much of southern Minnesota through Tuesday before cooling into the mid-80s Wednesday and Thursday. 

Strong storms possible Monday Tuesday

There could be some severe storms in northern and central Minnesota on Monday, with risks for large hail and damaging winds. 

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has almost all of Minnesota under a marginal risk for severe storms both Monday and Tuesday, which is similar to what was in place when strong winds produced damage along a path from near Glencoe through the southern suburbs a few days ago. 

Northern Minnesota could see some severe weather Sunday night if storms are able to develop, the NWS office in Grand Forks says

Next Up

Tanner Morgan

Tanner Morgan returning to Gophers for 6th season

One Gophers QB has already entered the transfer portal.

Allina Health Richfield - 407 W 66th St, Richfield, Minnesota - June 2019 - CROP

Charges: Clinic locked down after man tried to enter, threatened passersby

Staff at the clinic suspected he was intoxicated, according to the complaint.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook was already playing with torn labrum

There is concern that Cook may have a torn labrum on both sides of his body.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, November 29

The state's latest report includes data from the Thanksgiving break.

unsplash - woman sick coughing - CROP

Long COVID: Review of Mayo patients may provide new clues

The researchers summarized three "major novel findings" from the data.

Joe Biden

Biden's visit to MN will include stop at Dakota County Technical College

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed earlier this month.

Brooklyn Center police

Victim of 'accidental' shooting ID'd as 23-year-old Duluth woman

The 23-year-old died three days after being shot while sitting in a parked vehicle.


Motorist dead after crashing into utility pole in south Minneapolis

The crash happened Saturday night in the South Uptown neighborhood.

police lights

St. Cloud mother arrested after 3-month-old baby found dead

Officers discovered the baby during a welfare check Sunday.

Merwin Liquors Mounds View

Police shoot, kill man inside Mounds View liquor store

It follows an alleged armed carjacking outside a nearby Aldi.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.


Strong to severe storms to speed across Minnesota overnight

Greatest chances of damaging winds and hail in western Minnesota

Get ready, Minnesota, here comes another heat wave

It's going to be a sweltering summer, isn't it?

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across central Minnesota

Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.

It could be one of the five hottest Memorial Days on record

With the heat comes a risk for severe storms on Thursday.

Warnings, advisories issued ahead of weekend winter storm

Snow totals will vary across the state, with highest amounts in western Minnesota.

Risk of severe storms increases Tuesday across Minnesota

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.