The National Weather Service Quad Cities office says Wednesday will be another hot day, followed by another threat of severe thunderstorms.
A heat advisory is posted again for Muscatine County, most of Iowa and Illinois, as heat index readings will top 100 to 110 degrees in the afternoon and early evenings, increasing the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out Of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. ”
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.
Following thunderstorms that crossed the region Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, more are expected again from late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.
“Damaging winds, frequent lightning, heavy rain, hail, and tornadoes are all possible,” NWS forecasters said.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Wednesday 9 a.m.: