High Heat And Humidity Helps Breed Several Weather Warnings

By KBJR News 1

High Heat And Humidity Helps Breed Several Weather Warnings

July 15, 2011 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM CDT

A heat wave gripping much of the nation has taken over the Northland as well.

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the Northland until Wednesday. A series of storm systems have set op on the lee side of the Rockie Mountains pulling up heat and humidity from the south. A large high to the south is also helping to drive warmth north. Temperatures in the 80's and 90's will last at least until Friday.

The Heat Index, a measure of Humidity and Temperature could approach 110 degrees on Sunday.

To best cope with the heat remember:
+ Seek Shade or an Air Conditioned Building
+ Drink plenty of fluids
+ Avoid overexertion when outside.

The high humidity levels have also fueled strong thunderstorms with heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, south St Louis, Pine, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer and Price Counties until 7 a.m. Monday morning.