Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s over the next couple days for the first time this summer. Along with the heat, humidity will also be high – with air conditioners running full glast across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schmacher says the hot weather isn’t something we’re used to lately.
But the heat isn’t expected to last long.
Until the cooler weather returns, the Red Cross says it’s important to take precautions in the heat – especially the elderly and young children. Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids to avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
(Info courtesy of AP and Radio Iowa)