Air conditioners in Iowa won’t get any rest again today as the heat wave continues. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says parts of the state will push toward triple digits. He says the southern half of the state will see high temperatures again to match Sunday, with high temperatures into the 90’s and possibly over 100 in the southwest, with the heat indices well into the 100’s.
Small says you should pay attention to the heat index. Small says the heat index is a combination of how the air feels outside and the humidity levels or dew point. The heat index hit 124 in Carroll Sunday.
The warm weather is also leading to some severe storms. Small says there have been severe thunderstorms over northern Iowa this morning and as the warm front moves through early this evening, there could be more storms generated. A heat advisory is in effect for roughly areas south of I-80 until seven tonight.