Summer-like weather takes over soon

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Highs will soar well into the 80s to around 90 to finish off the week, lasting through early next week. These temperatures will be about 15 degrees above normal and will come with an increase in mugginess.

The warmest stretch should occur from Saturday through Monday. Highs will approach 90 each day, with the highest chance of getting there happening west of Highway 218 and south of Highway 30. Even outside that zone, highs are expected to be in the upper 80s.

Dew points in the 60s the next couple days will feel somewhat humid. By the weekend, dew points should be pushing 70, which is getting into the oppressive territory for late May. They won’t be quite as high as they are in July and August, thanks mainly to the fact that the corn crop isn’t mature and pumping lots of extra moisture into the air.

Since this is the first bout of warm and humid weather of the season, it’ll take some time to get used to it. Since it’s a holiday weekend, be extra mindful of the conditions – drink more water and rest in the shade or air conditioning.

Scattered storms are possible on Friday, although not everybody will get them. Severe weather is not likely, but those who get under a stronger storm may have brief gusty winds and a downpour. There is still a slight chance of a storm Saturday, but the odds of that are coming down.

2018-05-23 20:04:41

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