Midwest Is in the Middle of Another Heat Wave
Meteorologist Andy Ervin from the Quad Cities National Weather Service says the dangerous weather began over the weekend.
"This entire heat wave is brought to us by a very large high pressure system. That's been persistent over the southern U.S. for months and now has shifted well to the Northeast and the entire Midwest. And with it brought a tremendous heat up with it."
The heat will be intense on Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures close to 100, and the peak heat index ranging from 110 to 115.
Ervin says take advantage of air conditioning where ever you can find it. And relief will come in time for the weekend.
"We are expecting a cold front that is to arrive somewhere in the Thursday night through Friday time frame. Once that gets here, we're expecting that heat to push south of the area. So, it is looking like a good weekend coming up. At the moment. we're forecasting temperatures in the lower 80s this upcoming weekend. And that's going to feel like heaven when I gets here."
The heat can be dangerous for those spending time outside, or inside without air conditioning. People should drink lots of water, check on loved ones, and never leave children or pets in the car.