After a slight cool-off over the weekend, triple-digit temperatures are back in today’s forecast for a wide section of Iowa. Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says we can expect steamy highs this afternoon that are some 20-degrees hotter than normal.

“It looks like the entire state will make the 90s,” Schumacher says. “The only cool spots, if you want to call it cool, we have some low 90s over the far, far northeast and northwest, but 95 to 100 will be pretty common across the whole state.” Schumacher says the heat wave should roll out by Wednesday night into Thursday as cooler weather arrives.

Some lower temperatures may appear in northwest Iowa as soon as tomorrow but the rest of the state will still be very hot, he says, with the “real cooling” in the latter part of the week. Highs by Thursday may only be in the 70s and 80s. Fall arrives in just under two weeks, September 22nd.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)