Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek
...Dangerous Heat Possible Late This Week...
.Dangerous heat is possible late this week into the start of the
weekend. Afternoon heat indices ranging from 100 to 110 may occur
from Thursday through Saturday. At this time, the hottest day
looks to be Friday.
Exposure to this level of heat for several days in a row is
particularly dangerous for the elderly, pets and very young.
Monitor forecasts for later in the week, especially if you have
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures of 95 to 100 are possible, with afternoon heat indices topping off in the 100 to 110 degree range.
* IMPACTS...This potentially dangerous and prolonged heat can cause heat illnesses, especially in the elderly, very young and pets.
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Areas Affected: Audubon; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cerro Gordo; Crawford; Emmet; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Marshall; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Story; Tama; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wrig
...Hot and Humid Conditions Wednesday Through Saturday...
.High pressure will strengthen through the end of the week
resulting in hot temperatures and high humidity values. This will
lead to high heat index values through Saturday. Plus, little
relief from the heat is expected during the overnight hours with
lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Some relief is expected
by later in the weekend as a cold front moves into Iowa.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
* TEMPERATURE...The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dewpoints in the 70s will produce daytime heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees. Overnight lows will remain warm in the middle 70s to near 80.
* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.