Air conditioners will be running full blast across much of Iowa the next few days as a heat advisory is posted from noon today through 7 o’clock on Tuesday night for more than 70 counties across western and central Iowa.
Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, at the National Weather Service, says we will be for some of the hottest weather of the season so far. “It’s going to be a typical real hot and humid Iowa summer,” Schumacher says. “Looks like we’ll see heat indices in the 100 to 110-degree range, at least for the next couple of days.”
Schumacher says things will be on the uncomfortable side, but some relief is in sight by midweek. “Tonight, it won’t cool down all that much and it’ll be awful hard to get the houses cooled down if you don’t have air conditioning and that’s a concern as we haven’t had this real hot weather this summer,” Schumacher says. “Tomorrow, especially across the southern half of the state, it looks very, very warm with heat indices of 110 and temperatures in the mid 90s and very humid.”
Schumacher says the heat wave won’t last too long. “We’ll probably see our temperatures drop off on Wednesday in the upper 70s and low-to-mid 80s in the south,” he says. “That cooler weather looks like it’ll be with us most of the rest of the week, at least temperatures will be a little below normal with high temperatures mostly in the 80s.”
There’s also a chance for rain by Friday and into Saturday.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)