Excessive Heat Warning for much of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect for much of the state of Iowa this afternoon at 1 p.m.

The areas included are the middle to southern portions of Iowa, including Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Osceola, Ottumwa and Keokuk.

The daytime heat index could reach temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees in some places.

Northern parts of Iowa remain under an Excessive Heat Watch.

The National Weather Service says heat-related illnesses could happen in the expected daytime temperatures this week. People are advised to drink plenty of water, stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible, and to check up on neighbors or relatives. Children and pets should not be left in cars unattended for any reason as lethal temperatures can happen in minutes.

The Excessive Heat Warning and Excessive Heat Watch will remain in effect until Saturday night.

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