(Atlantic) The National Weather Service says heat and humidity in southwest Iowa this afternoon will combine to produce the highest heat index values of the year so far.
Forecasters say actual air temperatures are forecast to reach the mid 90's with dew point temperatures in the mid 70's. The resulting heat index values will be as high as 105 to 110 degrees at times. As a result the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of southwest Iowa from noon today to 7:00 p.m. this evening.
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.
July 9, 2013