The National Weather Service (NWS) office Des Moines has forecast oppressive heat for the Perry area Sunday, with air temperatures for the next several days in the mid-90s across much of Iowa.
With dewpoints well into the 60s, sunny skies and very light winds, Sunday might feel like the most oppressive heat day of the week, the NWS said.
Hot temperatures and high humidity might cause heat illnesses to occur. Check up on relatives or neighbors who still do not have power restored. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Drink plenty of fluids and take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
Near-record heat is forecast across all of Iowa this week by the NWS. For Monday and Tuesday, the dewpoints will drop to the 50s for most places, making it feel notably less humid outdoors. However, air temperatures will likely rise into the mid- and even upper-90s.
These temperatures are near-record highs for this time of year and will likely be in the top five warmest days on record in Des Moines for the Aug. 24-27 stretch. The next best chance for rain may not be until Thursday or Friday.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.