It's going to be a hot one in the Quad Cities today. After a long 4th of July weekend, the summer heat returns in full with highs reaching 100. The heat index in parts of the Quad Cities could reach up to 105° which gives you a great excuse to find a pool to swim in or stay in the air conditioning all day long.

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Blistering heat will return to the Quad Cities, Eastern Iowa, and Western Illinois today (Tuesday, July 5). It's going to be so hot outside the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities has issued a Heat Advisory for today will go into effect starting at noon (12 p.m.) today. The Heat Advisory will last until 8 p.m. tonight.

How hot is it going to be? The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities says to expect peak heat indices around 105° and possibly higher in some areas.

With those hot temperatures and high humidity, heat illness could occur which means you should drink plenty of fluids, stay in the air-conditioning, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

If you have young children and pets, make sure you check the backseat so as to not leave them in the backseat in the heat and unattended.

Officials say you should take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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After the heat, a chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected the next three days. Below is the forecast from Monday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities:

  • Today
    • A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 pm.
    • Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
    • Heat index values as high as 109.
  • Tonight
    • A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 pm.
    • Increasing clouds, with a low around 75.
  • Wednesday
    • A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 pm.
    • Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
    • The chance of precipitation is 60%.
    • New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Wednesday Night
    • Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 73. East wind around 5 mph.
    • The chance of precipitation is 70%.
    • New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday
    • A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 pm, then a chance of showers between 1 pm and 4 pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 pm.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.
    • The chance of precipitation is 50%.
    • New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night
    • A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 70.
    • New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday
    • A 30 percent chance of showers.
    • Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

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