Hellish heat, humidity to break with heavy rains late Saturday

Source: NWS

Source: NWS

The excessive heat warning, issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service office in Des Moines, will continue until 7 p.m. Saturday, with very hot and humid conditions persisting over much of Iowa.

The combination of high heat and humidity will result in heat index values of 105°F to 115°F Saturday afternoon.

Widespread rain is expected late Saturday night into Sunday morning, with amounts commonly more than one inch and in isolated areas exceeding three inches.

Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Iowans are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on the welfare of relatives and neighbors.

ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.


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