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Heat & humidity peak on Wednesday

Rain chances & cooler temperatures by the end of the week
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 3:18 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 7:09 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, IA/IL-- YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST FROM CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIK MAITLAND:

***FIRST ALERT DAY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY FOR EXCESSIVE HEAT***

Heat and humidity peak on Wednesday and Thursday of this week before some relief comes our way for the end of the week and weekend. Highs in

the mid 90s Wednesday will come with enough humidity to get our Heat Index to the 100+ range. Thursday we’ll see our temps remain in the 90s with

notable humidity so there is a Heat Advisory for much of the QCA through both days as Thursday’s heat indexes could also reach near 100 or above,

especially along and south of I-80. Another possibility with the persistent heat and humidity will be a few showers and storms mostly Wednesday and

Thursday. Friday and into the weekend we’ll see more comfortable, and typical, highs in the 80s. More importantly, the humidity looks to back off, somewhat.

TONIGHT: CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY & WARM. LOW: 72°. WIND: SW 5-10

WEDNESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. IN ISOLATED SHOWER. HEAT INDEX: NEAR 105. HIGH: 94°. WIND: SW 5-10

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. IN ISOLATED SHOWER. HEAT INDEX: NEAR 100. HIGH: 91°.

The heat index could reach 100°-105° this afternoon.
The heat index could reach 100°-105° this afternoon.(KWQC)

Drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous activity, and seek air conditioning when possible. Check on the elderly and young children, who are especially vulnerable to this type of heat.

Readings return to the 80′s as a slight chance for showers and storms will move back into the weather picture for Thursday and Friday. Look for sunny and milder weather through the weekend.

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