Des Moines, Iowa – The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and it will definitely feel like summer across Iowa. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s today and National Weather Service Meteorologist Roger Vachalek says it’ll turn even hotter for the weekend.
This will be the first prolonged heat episode of the season so Vachalek suggests those planning outdoor events should stay hydrated, take breaks, and apply sunscreen.
In addition to the warm and humid conditions, there are some storm chances – particularly during the late afternoon and evening hours Thursday and Friday.
To view the forecast for your neck of the woods, go to Weather.gov.