Fall Kicks Off with Heat Wave

Fall officially arrived Friday afternoon, but it’ll be a few days before the weather feels that way…

Highs reached into the 90s once again Friday and the heat is expected to stick around through Monday. The combination of heat and high humidity has been pushing the heat index to around 100 degrees in some places across the state.

A number of local schools dismissed early Friday due to the heat, including West Delaware and Maquoketa Valley. Ed-Co’s Homecoming parade and pep rally was even pushed up a half hour early.

A cold front is expected to move in early next week, bringing more seasonal temperatures and a chance for some rain.

The weather was a much different story one year ago this weekend, when nearly six inches of rain fell in parts of Delaware County, leading to major flash flooding in Manchester, Lake Delhi and other areas. This year, we’re on the other side of the spectrum, hoping for rain… Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ryan says if we don’t receive rain in the next few days, Delaware County could possibly be put under a burn ban. We’ll keep you updated.