Heat Warning to be issued for southern Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa- The National Weather Service in Des Moines is upgrading what had been an Excessive Heat Watch, to an Excessive Heat Warning for southern Iowa, taking effect starting Wednesday afternoon, July 17th. The rest of the state will be under an Excessive Heat Watch.

Forecasters say the watch and warning are expected to continue thru Saturday, because of stifling heat, temperatures in the 90s, with heat index values of 105-to near 110 degrees Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Overnight temperatures are expected to be warm as well, 75-to-80 degrees.

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