AccuWeather Alert: Excessive heat warning in effect

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Heat indices will approach 100 degrees during peak heating. If you're looking to escape the heat, NOAA suggests making a break for coastal Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, or the inland across the Northern Rockies. Heat exhaustion is when someone might feel faint, have excessive sweating, be cool and pale with clammy skin, feel nauseous, have a rapid or weak pulse and have muscle cramps. Outdoor conditions will become increasingly more brutal as the heat wave wears on.

The heat index will be at or near 100 degrees across the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.

Heat Advisory in effect from Noon through 10pm.meaning heat index values are expected between 100°-104°F.

"With this high humidity and heat, your body will struggle to keep its internal temperature regulated in the healthy zone", Meteorologist Mike Cameron said. It builds in the southwest and ultimately travels to our area, thus the term heat wave. Keep in mind to take those heat related precautions. Combined with the humidity, it could feel as hot as 110. Highs will remain in the upper 80s to around 90.

Due to the forecast of extreme heat, organizers of Friday's annual Path to College Walk in Minneapolis announced Thursday night that the 3.5-mile route will be shortened.

Temperatures overnight will drop down to 73 degrees with partly cloudy skies.

The advisory, which was previously issued until 9 p.m. Saturday, has been extended until 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 when temperatures are predicted to reach near 100 degrees.

July 4TH: Hot, very humid. Chance for a late shower/storm in spots. Highs on the holiday will climb into the lower to mid-90s. The storm chance Saturday night looks to be the only chance for rain and there still remains uncertainty on exact details such as timing and how much rain will fall.

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