The National Weather Service Quad Cities offices says dangerous heat south of I-80 on Monday will expand to include the entire area on Tuesday.
A heat advisory has been posted for Muscatine County, most of Iowa, and all of Illinois, as heat index readings will top 100 to around 105 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.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Monday 6:30 p.m.: