Steamy Temperatures Ahead for Siouxland, 4:32
It’s very hot this afternoon in Iowa and forecasters say it’ll get even hotter tomorrow and through the weekend. In Siouxland, we can expect highs in the mid to upper nineties all weekend. The National Weather Service in metro Des Moines says temperatures are going to be getting up into the 90s across the state along with the humidity that’s already in place. The service told Radio Iowa that combining that kind of heat and humidity means at heat indices getting into the low 100s tomorrow and into the weekend.”
As yet, no advisories, watches or warnings have been issued in Iowa due to the heat, but that could change soon.
Flooding along the lower Missouri River may get worse in the days ahead because of the recent rain. The National Weather Service says nearly 3 inches of rain already fell on the Omaha area over the past two days, and the forecast calls for more than an inch of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
But officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the river will remain below the levels it hit in March when flooding caused significant damage in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. Releases from Gavins Point Dam were decreased Thursday, and it's unlikely they'll drop further in the near future.