FIRST ALERT DAY for extreme heat and humidity through 8 p.m. Saturday
Heat Index could reach or exceed 100°
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A FIRST ALERT DAY will remain in effect until 8 PM for hot and humid conditions. Warm, sultry air will continue over much of the TV6 viewing area, pushing temperatures well into the 90′s this afternoon. Factor in the oppressive humidity, and we could see the heat index rising into the triple digits at 100º+. A bit of relief should arrive Sunday as a cold front sweeps through the region. Expect a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly east of the QC. Temperatures won’t be quite as warm, but humidity will be a lot more comfortable for the region Sunday and as we head into the work week.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those individuals working or participating in outdoor activities.
Protect yourself, family and friends during this period. Drink plenty of fluids, wear light weight, light colored clothing, avoid strenuous activity, seek air-conditioning when possible, stay out of the sun, and be sure to check up on relatives and neighbors. The elderly, young children and pets are especially vulnerable to this type of heat.
FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.
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