The City of Eden Prairie has announced the cancellation of adult softball and sand volleyball leagues on Monday, June 20.
Early-afternoon temperatures had reached 96 degrees with a heat index temperature of 105 degrees. The high temperature is predicted to be near the 100-degree mark.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The weather service urged people to: drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on neighbors and relatives. Young children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, they emphasized.
People are also urged to take extra precautions if working or spending time outside. Everyone should be aware of heat exhaustion and heat stroke symptoms. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency and 9-1-1 should be called.
Temperatures in the 90s are expected to continue for much of this week, according to the weather service.
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