The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for Tuesday afternoon.
Winter's barely over, but temperatures in Dakota County are expected to reach into the 90s on Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch. The fire warning is in effect from noon through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dry winds will whip through the area at speeds up to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The area will also experience a relative humidity of only 20 percent, forecasters say. "Wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds, low humidity and dry fuel," the service wrote. Southern and central Minnesota are at highest risk, according to the weather service. Click here to review the full warning.
The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The news of the day: It's still hot. Relief from unseasonably high heat and humidity had been expected tonight, but now, the National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for a high of 92 degrees in Eagan today and a high of 95 degrees Friday. Relief is expected Friday night, with a low of 67. A cool front is moving west, but so far, it appears only to have reached as far as Fergus Falls and Bemidji. According to the National Weather Service: ANOTHER DAY OF NEAR RECORD HEAT AND HIGH HUMIDITY LIES AHEAD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. SOME MODERATION WILL OCCUR TODAY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK COOL…