Southeast Iowa will see the mercury climb to dangerous levels for the second time in under a week on Saturday. Due to expected temperatures, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire KCII listening area from noon to 9p.m. Saturday, August 6th. Air temperatures are forecast to reach 95 degrees with heat indices into the triple digits and rising as high as 104 in some places. KCII Weatherology Meteorologist Derek Heit shares the dangers regarding these heat levels and precautions those who are susceptible to heat related illness should take. “A Heat Advisory means that the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will produce dangerous conditions, especially those who are sensitive to the heat including children and the elderly. In order to prevent heat sickness and heat stroke, take steps to keep cool. These include, drinking plenty of water, staying in the shade as much as possible, and if you must be outside, take occasional breaks in an air conditioned building to cool down. Watch out for the warning signs of heat stroke including dizziness, nausea, headache and disorientation.”
The National Weather Service also reminds people to check up on relatives and neighbors and don’t leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. Temps will remain in the low 90s Sunday before falling back into the upper 70s to the mid 80s for highs to start next week. Stay tuned to KCII for weather updates.