Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

June 27, 2013

Heat wave fizzles, cooler temps ahead

OTTUMWA — What looked at the beginning of the week like Iowa's first real heat wave of the year fizzled, and things are about to cool off.

It did get warm this week, with several days topping out near 90 degrees. But the sustained heat was broken up by timely rains, preventing things from getting as hot as forecasters initially expected.

This weekend should see temperatures considerably lower. Saturday will see showers and Saturday night could see the odd thunderstorm, but daytime highs will drop into the mid-70s according to the National Weather Service.

The average high for this time of year is 85 degrees. While forecasters say things will warm back up as next week begins, the forecast highs of near 80 will be a bit below average.

That should be good news for the Fourth of July, if the rains hold off.

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