NWS upgrades to excessive heat warning through Saturday

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The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Saturday. The previously issued excessive heat watch is no longer in effect.

The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dewpoints in the 70s will produce daytime heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees, with overnight lows remaining warm in the
middle 70s to near 80.

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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