Today (6/17) is going to be the hottest day so far this year. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory starting at 1pm until 8pm for the No Coast Network listening area, as well as most of southern Iowa and stretching north to Fort Dodge and Storm Lake. High temperatures are expected in the upper 90s to over 100 degrees. Combining the warm temperatures with high humidity will make it feel like it’s 100 to 105 degrees. That’s the formula for heat-related illnesses. If you’re going to be outside today, drink plenty of fluids, take frequent breaks and stay out of the sun. And then Thursday night, there is an enhanced risk of severe weather—with hail and tornadoes possible in the evening. Keep tuned to the No Coast Network for the latest weather updates.