Beginning Wednesday, a prolonged period of 4 days of heat advisory conditions with apparent temperature values near to above 105 degrees are possible across central to southern Iowa.
The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and heat advisories, which will in effect from noon Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Saturday.
Highs in the mid 90’s and dewpoints in the 70’s will create heat index values around 105 degrees each afternoon Wednesday through Saturday. Further, overnight low temperatures will be near 75 degrees.
Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.