A Heat Advisory is posted for Iowa’s eastern third from one o’clock this (Wednesday) afternoon through Friday night. The National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities predicts the heat index should reach triple-digits this afternoon. Meteorologist Roger Vachalek says it’ll be steamy and sticky.
“Through the afternoon hours, we’ll be seeing high temperatures bumping up into the lower to mid-90s with dewpoints holding in the 70s,” Vachalek says. “That keeps our heat index right around the hundred-degree mark in some locations.” Vachalek says there’s a chance the Heat Advisory will be extended to a broader section of the state for tomorrow and into Friday.
“The main thing for folks to keep in mind is that in weather like this, if you do plan on being out of doors, whether there’s an advisory or not, when you get temperatures in the lower to mid-90s, you need to take it easy and take breaks,” he says. “Drink plenty of water.”
Forecasters say cooler weather should roll over the state Friday night and may bring more tolerable weather through the weekend.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City