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Precautions urged for excessive heat, humidity

July 21, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.

The National Weather Service says the humidity will make temperatures feel like 100 to 110 degrees Monday across much of Minnesota. The weather service issued an excessive heat warning for Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin, Scott and Carver counties.

The heat index may also top 100 degrees in Brainerd, Alexandria, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Willmar, Redwood Falls, Marshall, Mankato and Windom.

Health officials urge residents to check on neighbors who may be vulnerable to the heat.

Forecasters say there's a risk of severe thunderstorms across most of the state beginning Monday afternoon.



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