A heat advisory will be in effect for the Perry area Tuesday from noon until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) announced Monday night.
Heat index values up to 105 are expected across central and eastern Iowa.
The hot temperatures and high humidity might cause heat illnesses to occur. The NWS advises Iowans to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the U.S. 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.
Along with Dallas County, the heat advisory will be in effect for Butler, Bremer, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Boone, Story, Marshall, Tama, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper and Poweshiek counties.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.