Heat and high humidity will combine to create dangerous heat indicies near 105 degrees for locations along and south of
Interstate 80 in central and southern Iowa, including the Des Moines metro area. Conditions will begin to improve with the loss
of peak heating this evening, although high humidity will continue overnight and provide limited relief.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a 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.
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.