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Published July 02, 2012, 10:31 AM

Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Eastern ND, Northwestern MN

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight for most of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

By: Forum Communications,

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight for most of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

The weather service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook from 1 to 7 p.m. today for portions of eastern North Dakota and west-central and northwest Minneesota.

Warm temperatures and humid conditions will create heat indexes of more than 100 degrees this afternoon and evening. The weather service says relief should come tonight as thunderstorms develop.

Individuals who work outside should drink plenty of water and take frequent shade breaks.

Heat illnesses will become possible during the heat advisory. The release advises to take extra precautions to protect yourself and others from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If experiencing a heat stroke, call 911.

There is a slight risk for severe weather across the entire area today and tonight, the weather service says, and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Some storms may be severe with damaging hail, wind and rainfall.

There will also be a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday for areas along and east of the Red River Valley as a cold front and humid airmass combine to initiate thunderstorms, the weather service says.

Thunderstorms are possible again on Thursday as the cold front stalls across the region.

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