Don't go outside unless you have to, drink plenty of water and do not forget about your pets. That's advice for the next few days as dangerous heat will settle-in across the Quad Cities and western Illinois.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for folks from the Quad Cities to south of St. Louis through Saturday. The combination of heat and humidity will feel like 100° or warmer each afternoon. The warmest days will be Thursday-Saturday where it could feel like 110°.
In air like this it will be harder for your body to evaporate sweat to keep you cool. TV 6 says there won’t be much relief either at night as lows will be in the upper 70s. Only minor rain chances exist Wednesday night into Thursday and will little to no impact on the heat other than a brief cool down before heating right back up.
TV 6 says there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A front will arrive Sunday bringing 80s back to the area next week.