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PM Newscast 7.18.19


An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 tomorrow night for a large part of Siouxland.  The northwest corner of Iowa and the Iowa Great Lakes Region is under a heat advisory. 

Temperatures will be in the mid 90’s for a large part of the region but the heat index will make it feel like 108 degrees. 

If you go south to Omaha, it’s expected to be 100 degrees but feel like 111.  They will have an excessive  heat warning through Saturday night.  That also includes the communities of Onawa and Mapleton.

Health experts say heat related illnesses can be prevented by hydrating with lots of water and spending time in cooler, shaded areas.   Just try and take it easy the next couple of days if possible.

Two Democratic presidential candidates will be in Sioux City tonight.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall at Morningside College at the Olsen Student Center.  The event starts at 5:45 p.m.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker will be meeting with supporters tonight at Caribou Coffee on Hamilton Boulevard.  He plans to talk about his plan to fight climate change and environmental justice.  It starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, four candidates are expected to attend a forum for AARP.  Listen for coverage tomorrow afternoon during “All Things Considered.”

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.