Wednesday could see record high temperatures
July 30, 2017
There's a chance Minden will see record high temperatures this week with the best odds on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 11 a.m. Tuesday to 11 p.m. Thursday.
High temperatures are forecast to crack 100 degrees Monday through Thursday.
The record high temperature for Aug. 1 is 102 degrees set in 2000. The forecast for that day also calls for a high of 102 degrees.
Wednesday's forecast high temperature is 104 degrees, a degree warmer than the record of 103 degrees set in 2007.
The record set for Aug. 3 is 101 degrees set in 1978, the same temperature forecast for Thursday.
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National Weather Service forecasters warn that the high temperatures will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses.
"Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside," forecasters said. "When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear light-weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water."
Forecasters warn that young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
"This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes," forecasters said. "Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 911."
Temperatures are forecast to cool off to the mid-90s by the weekend, when the chance of thunderstorms and flash flooding increases.