The hot and humid weather is expected to stick around into the weekend, and the possibility of severe weather is also in the forecast.
A heat advisory has been issued for this afternoon and early evening for much of the area along and south of Interstate 80, according to the Quad Cities National Weather Service office.
Afternoon highs in the lower 90s will combine with high humidity, allowing afternoon heat indices to climb into the 100-105 degree range.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. 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.
Several rounds of storms are possible late Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. Some of these storms could be severe with damaging winds, heavy rain, hail and frequent lightning.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Thursday 6 a.m.: