Excessive Heat Watch

Areas Affected: Bureau; Carroll; Jo Daviess; Putnam; Stephenson; Whiteside

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...An Extended Period of Heat and Humidity... .A hot and humid airmass will build across the Midwest starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday. Temperatures in the 90s will combine with humidity to push heat induces into the 100 to 110 range, especially from Thursday through Saturday. It is possible this heat will continue into the late weekend, but confidence of this remains low at this time. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...95 to 100 on Wednesday then potentially ranging from 100 to 110 Thursday through Saturday.

* Timing...Wednesday Afternoon through Saturday Evening.

* Impacts...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity is possible. This combination could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Monitor later forecasts for updated information.

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